Katie Taylor will return to the ring on Saturday, October 29 as she defends her lightweight titles against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in London.
Ireland’s Taylor last competed in April, maintaining her status as undisputed lightweight champion with a split decision win over unified featherweight titleholder Amanda Serrano.
The fight, which took place in New York’s Madison Square Garden, is widely considered the biggest in women’s boxing history, and a rematch is expected to take place in 2023.
However, Taylor must first overtake Carabajal at Wembley Arena, while Serrano must defend his own belts against Sarah Mahfoud this Saturday (September 24) in Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker’s heavyweight clash in Manchester.
Taylor, 36,’s narrow win over Serrano, 33, kept the Irishman unbeaten at 21-0 (6 KOs), while the Puerto Rican recorded the second loss of her professional career.
Argentina’s Carabajal, 32, will enter her title race against Taylor unbeaten at 19-0 (2 KOs), having last fought in April when she edged out Lorena Edith Agoutborde.
Before turning professional, Taylor won gold for Ireland at the 2012 Olympics in London. As a professional, the 36-year-old won her first lightweight belt in 2017 before achieving undisputed status in 2019, and she previously held the WBO light welterweight title in 2019.