Opinion | Dec 13 2017

LIVE BLOG Katie Taylor vs Jessica McCaskill

John Dennen is ringside at York Hall with the latest updates from Katie Taylor's first world title defence
Katie Taylor
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SHE only won her world title at the end of October, but Katie Taylor makes the first defence of her WBA lightweight crown at London’s York Hall tonight in just her eighth professional contest. Her challenger is outspoken American Jessica McCaskill, who is only has a 5-1 (3) record and now must back up her boasts.

The undercard is stacked. Martin Ward fights Juli Giner for the European super-featherweight title, Jake Ball meets Miles Shinkwin in an intriguing light-heavyweight clash and look out for top prospects Joe Cordina, Conor Benn, Josh Kelly, Lawrence Okolie, Ted Cheeseman, Gamal Yafai and more.

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