Katie Taylor will defend her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine Lightweight crowns against WBA Mandatory Challenger Firuza Sharipova on the same night that Welterweight star Conor Benn steps up against former World Champion Chris Algieri at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday, December 11, live worldwide on DAZN.
Irish sensation Taylor (19-0, 6 KOs) is within touching distance of a huge showdown with Amanda Serrano in 2022 but must overcome a final hurdle in the shape of Kazakhstan’s Sharipova after cruising to another successful defence of her titles against the USA’s Jennifer Han at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
Sharipova (14-1, 8 KOs) has picked up titles at Super-Featherweight, Lightweight and Super-Lightweight since joining the professional ranks in May 2016, and the 27-year-old from Taraz is ranked at No.1 in the world at Lightweight by the WBA having remained undefeated since a shock four-round points loss on her debut.
Katie Taylor vs Sharipova Fight Card
Dec. 11: Liverpool, England (DAZN)
- Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri, 10 rounds, welterweights
- Title fight: Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova, 10 rounds, for Taylor’s WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF women’s lightweight titles
- Karim Guerfi vs Jordan Gill, 12 rounds, featherweights
- Robbie Davies Jr vs Henry Lundy, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
- Caoimhin Agyarko vs Noe Larios Jr, 10 rounds, middleweights
- Joe Cordina vs TBA, 10 rounds, junior lightweights