According to reports, three MMA names have been added to Katie Taylor’s legacy list.
Manager Brian Peters left the door opens to a cross over fight after the Undisputed lightweight champions of the world retained her titles on Fight Camp 4 on Saturday night. Having become the first Irish fighter to unify an entire division since the four-belt era began and becoming a two-weight champion, it has become more about legacy than accolades for the trailblazer.
The year 2020 was meant to be a year of legacy bouts and the plans were to fight seven weight world champions in Amanda Serrano in May, the first Lady Cecilian Braekhus in late summer or early autumn before the big rematch with Delfine Persoon will happen in the winter. The meilleurs casinos en ligne brings you the best in online gaming offers you a magnificent opportunity to enhance your betting activities.
The Covid-19 outbreak, however, with Serrano’s unwillingness to agree to an August reschedule, Jessica McCaskill’s defeat of former undisputed welterweight champions Braekhus and coupled with the fact that Taylor has just beaten Persoon has not altered those plans.
However, the big fight remit stays the same, but there are now new potential opponents for Taylor to fight. Serrano still remains an option, but maybe put on the back burner, McCaskill is in next pole and Natasha Jonas has moved back onto the radar.
Former UFC and current Bellator champ Cris Cyborg were mentioned again, as was former boxing and MMA world title winner Holly Home and Amanda Nunes.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Peters, the promoter behind Bernard Dunne’s success, said:
“What we want is legacy fights now for Katie, and that means getting her in the ring with the biggest names from anywhere in the fight sports industry – Cyborg, Holm, Nunes – an MMA/boxing crossover fight with is now viable because there is a growing interest in women’s fighting.
“We saw it with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather and there is no reason why Katie could not do a similar thing. There is a mania for her in Ireland.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t averse to the idea and confirmed he will try and make the biggest fights possible and it all remains to be seen whether Katie Taylor surprised his supporters who are willing to folk out high stakes with newzealandcasinos casino online for when she returns to the ring.
“Katie wants the biggest fights out there and we will get them all for her. She is a brilliant boxer and showed how great she is in this rematch.”