The OVO Area in Wembley hosts world title motion this Saturday night, with a pound-for-pound nice in motion, as Katie Taylor defends her undisputed light-weight gold towards undefeated Argentine, Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in the principle occasion.
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Taylor (21-0, 6 KOs) is an issue not but solved within the paid ranks, and the 2012 Olympic champion is searching for remaining accomplishments after a glittering profession.
The Bray native has cleaned out the 135 pound division, and has overcome all of her stiffest assessments.
After transferring as much as take the WBO tremendous light-weight title in November 2019, and defeating outdated rival Delfine Persoon in 2020, there have been indicators of slowing down for Taylor, as she banked 4 straight factors wins, however regarded laboured in doing so.
The 36-year-old roared straight again to kind although in Madison Sq. Backyard in April, as she took a thrilling split decision win towards Amanda Serrano to retain her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO crowns.
The chances are high that the pair will rematch, however Taylor first has to repel the problem of Carabajal (19-0, 2 KOs) in London.
The Buenos Aires resident brings an unbeaten file to the capital, however has but to battle exterior of her native Argentina, and has by no means boxed for world honours.
After defeating Cintia Gisela Castillo for a second time by tenth spherical stoppage final October, the 33-year-old has fought as soon as in 2022, and that was a six spherical factors win towards the 2-0-2 Lorena Edith Agoutborde in April.
Carabajal is leagues other than her illustrious opponent this weekend.
Prediction: Taylor received’t take her eye off the ball right here, and will take a routine factors win, presumably banking each spherical alongside the way in which.
Gill meets Martinez
The undercard sees a troublesome check for Jordan Gill, as he defends his European featherweight title towards outdated struggle horse Kiko Martinez.
Gill (27-1-1, 8 KOs) received the belt in a struggle with Karim Guerfi, the place he uncorked a ninth spherical knockout punch when behind on all three playing cards, and he faces an enormous puncher in Spaniard Martinez, a two-time former world champion.
Martinez (43-11-2, 30 KOs) stunningly received his outdated IBF belt again with a knockout of Child Galahad final November, however shipped the title to outdated foe Josh Warrington in a seventh spherical stoppage loss in March.
Prediction: Gill can overcome early scares to come back by on the playing cards.
Gary Cully (14-0, KO8) impressed in March, knocking out former world champion Miguel Vazquez in 5, and the Irishman ought to take a factors win in his light-weight ten rounder towards Jaouad Belmehdi (16-0-3, 7 KOs).
Ellie Scotney (5-0) can be on the invoice, and the Catford tremendous bantamweight can declare the European title with a factors win after ten rounds towards the champion, Mary Romero (8-2, 2 KOs).
The Central Space mild heavyweight title is at stake, and Thomas Whittaker Hart (7-0, 3 KOs) can safe his first skilled title with a stoppage win over Mickey Ellison (13-4, 5 KOs), who at the moment holds the belt.
Well-liked heavyweight Johnny Fisher (6-0, 5 KOs) also needs to win early, in his six rounder with Dominik Musil (7-4, 5 KOs).
Unbeaten prospects, John Hedges (6-0, 2 KOs) and Jordan Reynolds (3-0, 1 KO) are each in motion towards opponents to be confirmed.