Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon start time: What time will Taylor fight Persoon?
01 June 2019 17:09
Katie Taylor takes on Delfine Persoon tonight as she looks to win her 14th consecutive fight since turning professional.The 32-year-old is hoping to successfully defend her WBA, IBF, and WBO female lightweight titles, and secure Persoon’s WBC, inaugural The Ring and lineal female lightweight titles.The Irish boxer turned pro in 2016 after a successful career as an amateur.Taylor won five gold World Championship medals between 2006 and 2014, and even claimed Olympic gold in 2012.
"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 since 2014 and not lost any fight since 2010, and she is hoping to end Taylor’s dream of an unbeaten boxing career.“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 vs Delfine Persoon start time: What time will Taylor fight Persoon?Taylor vs Persoon is part of the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr. fight card.Taylor’s bout is fourth on the list, and her ring walk should begin at around 1:30 am BST.