Katie Taylor net worth: How much is unified lightweight champion worth?
01 June 2019 17:29
Katie Taylor will meet Delfine Persoon tonight as she targets a 14th consecutive professional victory.Taylor, 32, is aiming to defend her WBA, IBF, and WBO female lightweight titles, and gain Persoon’s WBC, inaugural The Ring and lineal female lightweight titles.The Irish boxer turned professional back in 2016 after an extremely successful career as an amateur.Taylor won Olympic gold in 2012 and five World Championship gold medals between 2006 and 2014.
"I love to perform on the big stage. I am the ultimate competitor, I want to be the best," Taylor told Sky Sports ahead of the fight."I am very focused this weekend. When I step into the ring I will do whatever it takes. I know what to expect."She is a long-reigning champion. I understand how big the challenge is, but I feel well-prepared. This fight will involve heart and a great chin, and I have both in abundance."Delfine is experienced but I have a great amateur background. I have been in high-pressure fights and in big occasions.”
Persoon, 34, has held her WBC title for five years, and remains unbeaten since 2010.“I’m the first boxer that can make history for Belgian sport," said Persoon."I expect truly a tough fight. She had a lot more experience in amateur fighting."Katie Taylor is an Olympic champion. I can compete with an Olympic champion and hopefully beat an Olympic champion."
Katie Taylor net worth: How much is unified lightweight champion worth?Promoter Eddie Hearn, Taylor is likely to become the first woman boxer to hit a million dollar payday.Although her exact net worth is unknown, according to the Irish Mirror, as the sole shareholder of KT Sports Limited her profits rose to around £1.5million last year.