Fight week: Taylor will defend her WBA title in rematch against Persoon

by ,
Fight week: Taylor will defend her WBA title in rematch against Persoon

Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon will be the big stars this weekend in world boxing. In 2019, they made the fight of the year in an action-packed and exchange-driven bout, so the re-edition of their fight for the World Boxing Association (WBA) and Undisputed Lightweight title creates unparalleled expectations for this Saturday.

The fight will be included in Matchroom‘s Fight Camp, in Brentwood, England, and will bring together the two best 135-pound female boxers in the world once again. In the first match, Taylor had to push herself to the limit to get a majority decision and retain her crowns.

The Irish boxer will make a new defense after she went up to the Super Lightweight division. In her return to 135 pounds she will meet with Persoon again, who has also fought once against Helen Joseph since her last fight with Taylor, as well as participating in the UK Olympic qualifying tournament round.

The different promotional activities will be held this week, including talks online with the press, and on Friday they will step on the scale to be ready for the fight.

The 34-year-old Champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist has a record of 15 wins, no losses and 6 KOs, while 35-year-old Persoon has a record of 44 wins, 2 losses and 18 wins by KO.




Daniel Román wants to regain his WBA title

Daniel Román wants to regain his WBA title

Daniel Román starts a recovery journey after losing the World...

Rosario-Charlo and Figueroa-Vázquez held press conference

Rosario-Charlo and Figueroa-Vázquez held press conference

The promotional activities for this Saturday’s show at the Mohegan...

Taylor and Khongsong met at press conference

Taylor and Khongsong met at press conference

World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight Super Champion Josh Taylor...