Kathy Taylor will defend his undisputed world lightweight title against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal at the OVO Arena Wembley in London on Saturday 29 October live worldwide on DAZN (except Australia and New Zealand).
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Taylor (21-0, 6 KOs) cemented herself as the greatest female fighter on the planet by beating Amanda Cerano in an epic fight for the ages on a landmark night at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this year.
The Irish superstar retained her undisputed world lightweight title after the fight of the year with Puerto Rico’s Serrano – the first women’s boxing bout to headline the storied MSG in its 140-year history.
Argentina’s Carabajal (19-0, 2 KOs) is undefeated in all 19 of her professional bouts since making the switch in August 2013, and the 32-year-old from Buenos Aires is a former WBC Latin American, South American and Argentine super featherweight champion . and promoted by Argentine legend Marcos Maidana.
Chatteris is the European featherweight champion Jordan Gill (27-1-1, 8 KOs) puts his title on the line for the first time against Spain’s two-weight world champion Kiko Martinez (43-11-2, 30 KOs) in a fight that also doubles as an eliminator for Josh Warrington’s IBF world title.
“The Thrill” lived up to his nickname last time out at the O2 in February when he stunningly captured the European title, knocking out France’s Karim Gerfi with a blistering right hand in the ninth round to end an incredible contest.
Gill was knocked down in the seventh round before his opponent knocked him hard to the floor. Looking unsteady on his feet, the 28-year-old was backed into his corner and subjected to a constant barrage from Herfey, but he showed immense heart and determination to claim a massive victory.
Former IBF super-flyweight and featherweight world champion Martinez returns to the UK after losing to Warrington at the First Direct Arena in Leeds in March. “La Sensacion” stopped Kid Galahad in six rounds to become his country’s first ever two-weight champion last year and will be hoping to claim another British scalp as his illustrious career comes to an end.
Belfast’s new super-middleweight star Kaaimhin Agyarko (12-0, 7 KOs) fights on his second Taylor undercard, defending his WBA International title against the undefeated New York club Peter Dobson (16-0, 9 KOs) in his third fight of 2022 and the Irish lightweight challenger Gary Cooley (14-0, 8 KOs) is fighting under the Matchroom promotional banner for the first time, with his opponent to be announced soon.
Romford at heavyweight Johnny Fisher (6-0, 5 KOs) takes the Romford Bull Army to northwest London for a scheduled six-round clash with the Italian outfit Alfonso Damiani (5-2, 2 KOs) and there is action for light heavyweight prospect Takeley John Hedges (6-0, 2 KOs) and Luton in the super-middleweight division Jordan Reynolds (3-0, 1 KO).
“It’s hard to believe it’s been almost six years since I made my professional debut, so it’s nice to be back now and headline,” Taylor said. “It’s been an amazing journey, but I have many more great fights ahead of me and I’m excited for what’s yet to come.”
“I was very happy when I got the offer to challenge Cathy,” said Carabajal. “Hard work paid off. I don’t think for a second about giving Katie the win. All the belts will return to Argentina with me!”
“We will go to London with our undefeated warrior and shock the boxing world,” Maidana said. “Katie Taylor will be amazed. This will be the second world championship from Chino Maidana Promotions and my co-promotion partner Legacy Boxing this year, it will be a huge success for us as a new company.”
“I’m so excited to see Katie back in action after her epic win over Amanda on a historic night in New York,” said Eddie Hearn. “Katie is one of boxing’s superstars and more than that, a pioneer of the women’s sport and it’s great to have her back in the ring as she made her debut in 2016. It’s always an honor to host Cathy’s fights and I have no doubt that after her fight of the year with Amanda in April, a new wave of fans will flock to Wembley Arena to see this icon take on the tough, hungry and undefeated Argentine.
“We’ve got a great card supporting the main event, Jordan mixing it up with the ever-dangerous Spanish legend Kiko, Caoimhin continuing his march to major titles, Gary taking on Matchroom for the first time, Johnny bringing his Bosh army of brilliant fans back to Wembley and the unbeatable talents of John and Jordan are taking the next steps in their fledgling careers. It’s going to be a fantastic night in the capital.”
“One of boxing’s biggest stars, Katy Taylor, continues to build on her undefeated legacy, and this next fight against an undefeated and determined opponent is sure to be another exciting moment in her illustrious career,” said Joseph Markowski, CEO of DAZN North America. “We look forward to broadcasting this event around the world on DAZN as part of an end-of-year schedule that will get even more packed from now on.”