Katie Taylor’s US Debut

By Caryn A. Tate on July 7, 2017
Katie Taylor’s US Debut
"I'm so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an outstanding card."

Katie Taylor will make her US debut on the undercard of the July 29 Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia bout…

On Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center, Irish sensation Katie Taylor will make her US debut on the undercard of the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia bout. Also appearing on the card will be Noel Murphy in a separate fight.

Taylor will appear in an eight-round lightweight bout, while Murphy will perform in an eight-round welterweight showdown. Additional undercard action will see Australian contender Billy Dib in an eight-round lightweight bout and Alejandro Guerrero in a four-round lightweight match.

Three local prospects will also appear on the card: the Bronx’s heavyweight George Arias will fight in a six-rounder; Staten Island’s Kenny Robles will compete in a four-round welterweight attraction; and Brooklyn’s Richardson Hitchins will compete in a four-round junior welterweight bout.

The main event is a super lightweight showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, in a 12-round bout. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING broadcast will also feature unbeaten Jermall Charlo facing Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a middleweight fight, plus highlights of the heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Gerald Washington and Jarrell Miller. 

“Katie is clearly one of the biggest stars in Irish boxing and her presence on this card further evidences the rise in women’s boxing,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “She joins five-time, five weight division Puerto Rican world champion Amanda Serrano and US star Heather Hardy in continuing our commitment to include the best women on the best cards at Barclays Center. While Katie will appear on the international telecast, the local Irish community and US-based fans will need to join us at Barclays Center on July 29 to see her in action. Undefeated Noel Murphy, from County Cork, Ireland, further bolsters this card for fans of Irish boxing while Australian former world champion Billy Dib and young local talent, such as Bronx heavyweight George Arias and former Golden Gloves champions Kenny Robles and Richardson Hitchins round out the card.”

“I’m so pleased to see Katie make her American debut on such an outstanding card,” said Eddie Hearn, Group Managing Director for Matchroom Sport. “I believe Katie is the most entertaining and dangerous fighter in women’s boxing and has already lit up many venues in her professional journey, most recently Wembley Stadium on the Joshua vs. Klitschko card in front of 90,000. She is one of the biggest stars in Ireland and we are expecting fantastic support from the Irish community on the east coast for her first US experience.”

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased atticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 02:59pm, 07/07/2017

    If she is half the fighter that Amanda Serrano is she’ll do just fine thank you!

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