‘Trailblazer’ Katie Taylor can take career to next level – Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn has described Katie Taylor as a ‘trailblazer’ for women’s boxing who can take her career to the next level with a win over Rose Volante on the 15th of March.

Taylor will be looking to add the WBO World Lightweight title to her mantel when she squares off with Rose Volante in Philadelphia on the 15th of March.

The Bray-native currently holds the WBA and IBF straps having accumulated a dominant 12-0 unbeaten professional record, while her Brazilian opponent is undefeated in 14 bouts, with her two previous title defences coming by way of stoppage.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Eddie Hearn said that Taylor had set the scene for women’s boxing to grow to where it is now.

“She’s incredible. She’s a trailblazer, isn’t she? She’s the reason women’s boxing has broken through the boundaries with the broadcasts and sponsors,” he said.

“She is arguably one of the most entertaining fighters in the world right now. She’s my favourite fighter in the world. Forget men and women, she can fight, she can entertain, and she’s a national hero in Ireland.”

While Hearn gushed over the Olympic gold medalist, he was quick to warn that Volante would pose a threat that none of Taylor’s previous opponents had in her career thus far.

“It’s a massive fight. It’s another unification fight, it’s a chance for her to add the WBO championship to her mantelpiece. Rose Volante, the champion from Brazil, undefeated, very strong, very tough. By far the toughest fight of Katie Taylor’s career so far.

“If she wins this, she’s one belt away from being the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. This is a major, major moment for her career.”

Katie Taylor vs. Rose Volante for the WBO World Lightweight Championship takes place live on Sky Sports on Friday, the 15th of March.

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