Katie Taylor sends Persoon threat after Volante win, Braekhus, Serrano update

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor sends Persoon threat after Volante win, Braekhus, Serrano update

Taylor's clash with Volante is part of a massive night of action as local hero Tevin Farmer (28-4-1 6 KOs) defends his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against Ireland's Jono Carroll (16-0-1 3 KOs).

The Irish favorite can take a step closer to her goal of becoming the undisputed champion on St. Patrick's weekend, with a summer showdown with WBC ruler Delfine Persoon on the cards to enable Taylor to own all four belts at 135lbs - with promoter Eddie Hearn saying this week that that clash could take Taylor back to Madison Square Garden, New York on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's World Heavyweight title showdown with Jarrell Miller on June 1. "Rose is a great champion", says Taylor.

Now 30, the Belfast man wants to cap the second chapter of his career with a title. When you go into her dressing room before a fight, you can hear a pin drop and you nearly don't want to go in there.

"We've got some wonderful fighters on both sides of the pond but you can't help but admire someone with that much dedication and passion for what they do".

Should Taylor lose, then Volante will, of course, win both of her lightweight titles. There was a lot of talk about big fights for the last few months but I knew I had to get over this fight first.

But as the fight went on, Taylor's much-heralded technique showed itself and Volante's face left little doubt about who was on top once the halfway point of the contest passed.

"Everybody leaves here tonight talking about Katie Taylor and that's every time she fights". I want to be like the old-time fighters who just took the fights.

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"The fights with Amanda and Cecilia are a lot bigger when I have got the four belts".

"I think I landed a good right hand before (as well), so yeah it was definitely a sweet punch, but I think I just have to learn to be a bit more composed when I do have those girls hurt".

In Taylor, Volante faces an opponent with blistering hand speed, who throws punches in bunches and, thanks to her formative years in the IABA's High Performances gym, has the ability to measure distance and unload the big bombs in the blink of an eye.

"She was a very, very proud champion, a tough opponent...we were expecting it tonight and she was very, very tough".

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