News | Jul 22 2015

Katie Taylor in talks to box on the Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders undercard

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Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor

TALKS are in progress to see if Ireland’s star amateur, Katie Taylor can box on the undercard of Andy Lee’s world middleweight title fight with Billy Joe Saunders at Thomond Park on September 19.

Speaking to Boxing News, Peter Taylor, Katie’s trainer and father, said, “She could possibly be boxing on that, we’re just waiting for confirmation from AIBA [the international governing body].

“It would be brilliant. She boxed on the Bernard Dunne show before and she got a great reception to fight just before Bernard. There were 10,000 people there. She was on the same team as [Andy Lee] when he was an amateur and we know Andy really well. To box on that show would be unbelievable. It would be a great showcase for female boxing and amateur boxing as well.”