Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed world light-weight titles in a hotly anticipated rematch in opposition to Delfine Persoon at Matchroom’s Battle Camp on August 22.
The battle will happen on the Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin card, which is being held within the again backyard of Eddie Hearn’s Brentwood mansion.
Taylor added Persoon’s WBC title to her WBA, IBF and WBO crowns at Madison Sq. Backyard in June final yr, a choice which incensed the Belgian.
Many ringside additionally felt the choice ought to have gone Persoon’s means, claims Taylor rejected after the battle.
With a high-profile showdown in opposition to Amanda Serrano falling by means of, Taylor was adamant she needed the subsequent finest different and goals to show as soon as and for all that she is the premier 135lb fighter on the planet.
“With Amanda Serrano not taking the battle I needed the largest battle attainable in August and I believe a second Persoon battle is one that everybody needs to see,” mentioned Taylor, who has gained all 15 of her skilled contests.
“I’ve been trying ahead to a rematch ever because the first battle and I’m delighted it’s been made.
“It was undoubtedly very shut first time round, however I felt I deserved the win and I intend to go away no doubts within the rematch.”
The return battle will happen behind closed doorways due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Persoon (44-2, 18KOs) is undaunted by the problem, saying: “I’m able to get the victory following the injustice final June in New York, not by phrases however within the ring – I’m prepared!”
Since beating Persoon, Taylor has fought as soon as, transferring as much as super-lightweight and turning into a two-weight world champion by outpointing Christina Linardatou for the WBO’s 140lb title.
And promoter Eddie Hearn is trying ahead to seeing the Irish Olympic champion try and settle her rivalry with Persoon, saying: “Wow! What a battle – what an evening! To be sincere I can’t fairly consider this battle has been made.
“I can’t give sufficient credit score to Katie and Delfine for agreeing to do it once more.
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“Since their epic battle of the yr contender at MSG final yr, everybody has needed to see this as soon as once more and now we’ve it.
“I’m very proud to stage this battle particularly at such a crucial time for our sport – together with Whyte vs Povetkin, August 22 can be one to not overlook.”
Hearn will stage five-bout battle nights throughout 4 consecutive Saturdays on his 15-acre piece of land in Essex as a part of the Battle Camp initiative.
talkSPORT will mark the return of reside boxing to the UK this Friday with a Battle Evening particular. Be a part of Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies from 10pm as they react to the evening’s motion, together with the headline bout between Brad Foster and James Beech for the British and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles.