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Why Katie Taylor needs VADA drug testing for her future fights

Olympic star Katie Taylor is now a undisputed professional champion. But she will require more stringent drug testing for her next fight. John Dennen explains
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KATIE TAYLOR will need more extensive drug testing for her next fight, whether that is a rematch with Delfine Persoon or a defence of her undisputed crown against Amanda Serrano.

Taylor unified the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF lightweight world titles on a historic night at Madison Square Garden in New York when she beat Persoon on June 1.

But the Irish star was only drug tested before and after that undisputed title fight and will sign up for Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing for her future contests. That will be required for her opponents too.

 

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