Katie Taylor to headline a card at Wembley Arena on October 29

Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight world title against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal live on DAZN on Saturday 29th October at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.

Taylor (21-0, 6 KOs) further cemented her status as the world’s greatest fighter by edging out Amanda Serrano in an epic fight at a packed Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this year.

She retained her undisputed lightweight world title after a fight of the year contender with Puerto Rico’s Serrano – the first women’s boxing match to spearhead the famed MSG in its 140-year history.

Argentina’s Carabajal (19-0, 2 KOs) is undefeated in all 19 of her professional competitions since joining in August 2013, and the 32-year-old from Buenos Aires is a former WBC Latino, South American and Argentine super featherweight champion. and is promoted by Argentine legend Marcos Maidana.

On the undercard, Chatteris European Featherweight Champion Jordan Gill (27-1-1, 8 KOs) is putting his title on the line for the first time against Spain’s twoweight world champion Kiko Martinez (43-11-2, 30 KOs). in a fight that also serves as an eliminator for Josh Warrington’s IBF world title.

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Belfast-based super welterweight rising star Caoimhin Agyarko (12-0, 7 KOs) battles his second Taylor undercard while clinching his WBA International title against undefeated New Yorker Peter Dobson (16-0, 9 KOs ) defended in his third fight in 2022. while Ireland Lightweight contender Gary Cully (14-0, 8 KOs) fights under the Matchroom banner for the first time, with his opponent to be announced shortly.

Romford heavyweight Johnny Fisher (6-0, 5 KOs) brings “The Romford Bull Army” to north-west London for a scheduled six-round duel with Italy’s Alfonso Damiani (5-2, 2 KOs) and there’s action for Takeley light-heavyweight John Hedges (6-0, 2 KOs) and Luton super-welterweight Jordan Reynolds (3-0, 1 KO).

Katie Taylor said: “It’s hard to believe it’s been almost six years since I made my professional debut there, so it’s great to be able to go back and make headlines now.

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“It’s been an amazing journey so far, but there are still many great fights ahead for me and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

Carabajal said: “I was very happy when I received the offer to challenge Katie.

“The hard work has paid off. I don’t think for a second about giving Katie a win. All the belts that are included are coming back to Argentina with me!”

Carabajal’s promoter Marcos Maidana said: “We will travel to London with our undefeated warrior and shock the boxing world.

“Katie Taylor will be amazed. This will be the second World Championship for Chino Maidana Promotions and my co-promotion partner Legacy Boxing this year, it will be a great success for us as a new company.”

Eddie Hearn said: “I’m delighted to see Katie back in action after her epic win over Amanda on a historic night in New York.

“Katie is one of boxing’s superstars and more than that a pioneer of women’s sport and it’s great to have her return to the arena where she made her debut in 2016. It’s always an honor to stage Katie’s fights, I have no doubt that following her fight of the year with Amanda in April, a new wave of fans will fill Wembley Arena to see this icon take on the tough, hungry and… undefeated Argentine performs.

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“We’ve got a great map in support of the main event, Jordan mixes it up with the always-dangerous Spanish legend Kiko, Caoimhin continues his march to big titles, Gary fights with Matchroom for the first time, Johnny brings his Bosh army of brilliant fans back to Wembley and undefeated talents John and Jordan take the next steps in their young careers. It’s going to be a fantastic night in the capital.”

Joseph Markowski, CEO of North America at DAZN, said: “One of boxing’s biggest stars, Katie Taylor continues to cement her unmatched legacy and this next fight against an undefeated and determined opponent is sure to mark another exciting moment in her illustrious career.

“We look forward to broadcasting this event globally on DAZN as part of a year-end program that will grow even more from here.”

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