Katie Taylor insists she’s not”ducking” Delfine Persoon and plans to”shut up everyone” by defeating the Belgian once again in a rematch following summer.
When she faces WBO super-lightweight title-holder Christina Linardatou at Manchester taylor will likely bid to be a two-weight world winner November 2.
If she overcome the scores and Persoon together 96-94 and 95-95, 96-94 the Irish star became lightweight champion in June, however there was some controversy surrounding the outcome.
Her attention is about beating Linardatou and she would love to confront the Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico, although taylor admits Persoon deserves a rematch.
“First I must overcome Christina Linardatou, and after I do I expect to own Amanda Serrano next and then the Persoon rematch at the summer time. That will be my perfect path,” Taylor explained.
“[The Persoon battle ] was a touch-and-go battle, an all-purpose war actually for 10 rounds, and probably among the most enjoyable fights I have ever been involved in, probably a little too exciting for my liking!
“It’s each fighter’s dream to be the undisputed champion, that’s the pinnacle of the game right there, so I had been really, very enthusiastic.
“To predict the battle a robbery is an absolute disgrace in itself actually. I am well aware that is exactly precisely the reason why it is a fight that warrants a rematch as well and it was a battle that is very close.
“I’m not one for ducking or diving any challenge, I believe my career indicates that up to now. I like the fights that are huge and I can not wait to set up the story straight.
“I look forward to beating her a lot more convincingly, to shut everyone up essentially!
“I was always aware that it was going to be a very close fight and I overcame that. I came away with all the belts and deservedly so.”
Taylor wants to be known at her weight class as her own generation’s female fighter, and that she knows another victory over Persoon would go a long way towards cementing that status.
She added:”It’s about heritage, it’s about history-making. I need to be called the greatest and I’m eager to prove myself every time I step into the ring, and that is the reason the reason it’s so great to be involved in those big fights.
“These are fantastic struggles to have before me – but first and foremost it’s November two, and my focus is fully on this competition.”
Taylor’s clash with Greece’s Linardatou reports a Manchester Arena bill that also includes what’s defined as the last bout of the livelihood of WBC lightweight champion Anthony Crolla, contrary to a opponent, and Joshua Buatsi combating Australian Blake Caparello.
Taylor is thought to be headlining a card.
“I never thought when I sat down [promoter] Eddie Hearn three decades back that I might possibly be in this position, to headline a big show like this,” Taylor explained.
“To be on the identical series as Anthony Crolla, his farewell struggle, Joshua Buatsi, along with also all the rest of the fighters on the card, so this is such a unique moment for me personally.
“I actually feel like I’ve broken down a lot of boundaries through the years. When I turned pro a few years ago I wanted to alter people’s perceptions of the game, along with the service I’ve gotten during the last couple of years in the united kingdom has been particular. I am just seen by them as yet another boxer.
“To have this chance to headline this series and also to become a two-weight world champion is outstanding.”
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