Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor returns to the ring on Saturday to defend her four world titles against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
The Bray Bomber was last in action when outpointing Amanda Serrano in April in what was a huge night for women’s boxing at Madison Square Garden.
Taylor is unbeaten in 21 professional bouts and the 32-year-old is fancied to make it 22 straight victories on Saturday night. Carabajal is a big-priced outsider in this contest and it would be a major shock if the Argentinian walked away with KT’s belts.
|What||Katie Taylor vs Karen Elizabeth Carabajal|
|Where||OVO Wembley Arena, London|
|When||22:00, Saturday, October 29, 2022|
|How to watch||DAZN|
The fight will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
The main card gets underway at 6pm. Taylor and Carabajal are expected to ring walk at 10pm but exact timings will depend on the duration of the undercard fights.
The bout will take place at London’s Wembley Arena. British heavyweight greats Frank Bruno, Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury have all boxed at the iconic venue. Premier League darts and Olympic boxing has been held in the arena and it was Britain's first indoor velodrome. The setting was renovated in 2006 and the 12,500-seat facility is London's second-largest indoor arena.
The fight will be shown live on subscription streaming service DAZN. The bout will be available in over 200 countries and can be viewed on a myriad of devices.
Taylor is the red-hot favourite. It’s not expected that the Bray Bomber will lose her four world titles or her unbeaten record. KT has won just six of her 21 professional bouts by stoppage but that record may be improved against what looks a totally outclassed opponent.
Carabajal is a big-priced outsider for this 10-round clash.
All four major belts are on the line in this lightweight contest. Taylor is the undisputed 135lbs champion and the Bray Bomber also defends an unbeaten record. Carabajal is a former WBC Latino, South American and Argentinian super-featherweight champion and the Buenos Aires boxer now gets a crack at Taylor’s four world titles.
Taylor has an unblemished professional record. The Bray Bomber is unbeaten in 21 contests, with six of those coming by stoppage. The 32-year-old took her career to a new high when beating the previously undefeated and undisputed featherweight champion Serrano in April and Taylor is arguably the best female boxer on the planet.
The Bray Bomber has defeated good operators Jennifer Han, Jessica McCaskill and Eva Wahlstrom and KT also has a pair of excellent victories over Delfine Persoon on her card.
Taylor was pushed by the talented Natasha Jonas last year, but as yet, no boxer has been able to get the best of the brilliant Irishwoman.
Carabajal is a former South American and Argentinian super-featherweight champion and the 32-year-old is undefeated in 19 professional contests. However, those have been low-key bouts in her native Argentina and the Buenos Aires boxer has to prove she can compete away from home soil and against an opponent of Taylor’s class.
A trio of victories over Cintia Gisela Castillo and a defeat of Lorena Edith Agoutborde are the best efforts Burbuja has on her record but they are a world away from the level of opposition she will face on Saturday.
Just two of Carabajal’s 19 victories have come by stoppage and the Buenos Aires boxer doesn’t possess any real power.
There’s plenty of interest on a good looking undercard. European featherweight champion Jordan Gill defends his title against former two-weight world champion Kiko Martinez. That bout is also an eliminator to the IBF world featherweight title held by Josh Warrington.
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