Katie Taylor To Fight Rose Volante In Unification Bout In March

Katie Taylor

"I'm over the moon to confirm contracts are signed for Katie Taylor to unify against WBO champ Rose Volante on our big Paddy's Day weekend show in Philly in March", Hearn wrote on social media when announcing that the deal for the long-awaited clash was done.

More details about the card are due to be announced soon.

In reply, Katie - who is now enjoying a break in Ireland - simply said: "Let's go".

Speaking after the fight, the Olympic Gold medalist said that her "goal" for 2019 was to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world and she'll have the chance to add another world title to her collection that when she faces Volante on March 16 in Philadelphia.

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The Bray native retained her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles after defeating Eva Wahlstrom by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in NY last month.

Having defended them three times in wins over Kimberly Connor, Cindy Serrano and Eva Wahlstrom in 2018, Taylor now has the opportunity to claim a third of four belts available at lightweight.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Twitter that contracts have been signed for Taylor, the WBA and IBF titleholder, to fight WBO champion Rose Volante.

She has an unblemished pro record of 14 wins, including eight knockouts however, all but one of her professional fights have taken been in her native Brazil.

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