KATIE TAYLOR believes another show-stealing performance in her WBA and IBF world lightweight title defense against Cindy Serrano at the TD Garden on Saturday night, live on DAZN can make her become a household name in Boston.
Taylor (10-0 5KOs) puts her titles on the line for the second time since picking the titles up in a war with Victoria Bustos in Brooklyn, New York in April, and her clash with Serrano (27-5-3 10KOs) marks Taylor’s third outing in America.
The 32 year old is sure to be a great hit with the Irish fans in Boston, and Taylor believes that taking over the Massachusetts capital and building a fan base to come back and unify the 135lbs division.
“I’m so excited about this fight,” said Taylor. “The fact it’s in Boston means it’s going to be like a home from home for me in there with all the Irish support.
“I love fighting in the US and this is a really big fight with a big name on a huge platform in Boston and on DAZN. These are the kinds of fights that I am in the sport for.
“It’s been an incredible journey so far. I am probably the highest paid female fighter in the world thanks to Eddie [Hearn] and Matchroom, I spoke to a lot of promoters before I spoke to Eddie and he really did have the same vision that I had.
“Eddie was as excited as me about the future, and now I have the chance to be a part of the new venture with DAZN too which is great for me. I am developing a fan base in the US as well as back home in Ireland and the UK, it’s such an exciting time for me and I am loving the pro game.”