Katie Taylor 2020 Fights Look Bright
Newly crowned WBO Female Super lightweight champion Katie Taylor (15-0, 6ko) is making a case as a top female pound for pound fighter. She continually makes big fights and in 2020, things are going to get even better. After defeating Chistina Linardatou by unanimous decision November 2, the two-division champion wasted little time naming the targets that are in the cross-hairs.
To no one’s surprise, Taylor named Interim WBC/WBO featherweight champion Amanda Serrano. It’s well-documented that is the reason why she signed a three-fight deal with promoter Eddie Hearn.
A rematch with former WBO world champion Delphine Persoon is an intriguing choice. The first bout ended in a controversial decision that saw Taylor crowned undisputed champion. Persoon, infuriated, expressed intentions to appeal the decision. She is now on schedule to fight for the Interim WBA Super featherweight title against Helen Joseph on November 11.
A CHAMPION RESPONDS
The most surprising name on the list is the Queen herself, undisputed Welterweight champion Cecilia “First Lady” Braekhus (35-0, 9ko). Now this explains why boxing’s most celebrated female fighter signed with Matchroom Boxing. The 38-year-old undisputed champion is still fighting at a high level. She will make her Matchroom debut against former two-time lightweight champion Victoria Noelia Bustos on November 30 in Monte Carlo.
Braekhus, never one to shy away from a call out, was keeping a close eye on a possible future opponent. With Taylor soliciting, Braekhus replied.
However, let’s just say for some reason none of these fights workout. Fear not, there are still plenty of fruitful fights that can be made.
WBC silver champion challenger Chantelle “Wham Bam” Cameron, the amateur nemesis of the current WBO champion, is now the WBC number one contender. This is a rival fight that would interest fans. Then there is another rematch that would spark attention.
Unified Super lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill has made it clear on several occasions that a rematch would be welcomed. The top female Chicago boxer has drastically improved since their first encounter back in 2017.
So, looking ahead into 2020, there is plenty of reason to pay attention to the upcoming moves made by the champion Hearn referred to as an “Icon.”
By: Garrisson Bland