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Boxing | Katie Taylor to face Miriam Gutierrez on November 14th

Katie Taylor will fight Miriam Gutierrez on November 14th.

The Bray Boxer will defend her belts against WBO mandatory challenger Gutierrez (13-0), the 37-year-old Spaniard who beat Keren Batiz last year to win the interim WBA belt.

"Katie Taylor has to fight the mandatory [challenger] next, the WBO mandatory, which is Guttierez," Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn told Boxing Social.

"That will be on a standalone card in November. That will have three world title fights on it in total.

"I spoke to Katie Taylor about an all-women's card. I thought that was a really good idea. Katie Taylor looked at me like she wanted to punch me when I said that. When I started thinking about it, I understand what's she's saying.

"What they're fighting for, away from the world championship, is equality. It's not women's boxing and men's boxing – it's boxing.

"So actually, when I started thinking about it, listening to what she said, I realised that a women's only card is detrimental in my opinion to the growth of what we're trying to do."

Unbeaten world champion Taylor (16-0), 34, defeated Belgian Delfine Persoon on points for the second time last month.

 

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