Undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor (34) defends her titles against Delfine Persoon (35) on Saturday for Taylor’s WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA belts.
This is the highly anticipated rematch of the bout that happened last year that Taylor was fortunate to win.
“It has been hanging over my head over the last year,” said Taylor.
“I’m looking forward to putting on a more dominant performance and shutting up everyone that has criticised me over the last year.
“I did watch the fight back and it was obviously a very close fight. That’s why there is a rematch. I definitely couldn’t have given her more than five rounds, so for people to say it was a disgraceful decision or it was a robbery, is a disgrace in itself.”
“I got drawn into a bit of a fight in the first one and sometimes that happens,” said Taylor. “I’m definitely going to be a bit more disciplined in this fight.
“I’m in this sport to create history and leave a great legacy,” said Taylor. “These are the kind of fights that are going to leave a great legacy in my career. This is a huge fight for me and for Persoon. It’s a huge fight for the sport.”