Matchroom Boxing announces a big fight for women’s boxing today as the promotion confirmed the rematch between defending champion, Katie Taylor, and Delphine Persoon. The boxing match is set to take place August 22nd in Essex and will be live on Sky Sports.
Katie Taylor Ready For Big Fights Again
With the return of boxing since COVID-19, Katie Taylor is ready to return to action.
“With Amanda Serrano not taking the fight I wanted the biggest fight possible in August and I think a second Persoon fight is one that everyone wants to see,” said Taylor. “I’ve been looking forward to a rematch ever since the first fight and I’m delighted it’s been made. It was definitely very close first time around, but I felt I deserved the win and I intend to leave no doubts in the rematch.”
Katie Taylor defended her titles against Persoon last year and Persoon is ready to get back to business and finish what she started. “I am ready to get the victory following the injustice last June in New York, not by words but in the ring – I am ready!”
Eddie Hearn’s Excitement
In addition time Katie Taylor and Persoon, Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin are squared to face off. Matchroom president Eddie Hearn is ready to get the ball rolling.
“Wow! What a fight – what a night! To be honest I can’t quite believe this fight has been made, I can’t give enough credit to Katie and Delfine for agreeing to do it again,” said Eddie Hearn. “Since their epic Fight of the Year contender at MSG last year, everyone has wanted to see this once again and now we have it. I’m very proud to stage this fight especially at such a critical time for our sport – along with Whyte vs. Povetkin August 22 will be one not to forget.”
Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to confirm Katie Taylor’s eagerly awaited rematch against Delfine Persoon, with all the World Lightweight Titles on the line. Katie has called for a second fight ever since that thrilling first encounter when she received the verdict, much to the dismay of Persoon.”
He continues, “They go again on the Whyte-Povetkin bill, which just got even bigger, and Katie will be determined to end any dispute with a resounding win. I’ve been speaking to Katie over the last few days and she’s more fired up than ever to show once again why she is a pound-for-pound star of the sport.”
“Of course, we’ve also got Whyte’s high stakes showdown against Povetkin, with Dillian risking his WBC Mandatory Title shot. It’s repeat or revenge for Taylor and then Heavyweight fireworks in a fitting finale to Matchroom’s Fight Camp!”
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