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Katie thinking ahead

Katie Taylor in action against Christina Linardatou (white gloves) at the Manchester Arena, England, last Nov. 2. INPHO/GARY CARR

Katie Taylor has Amanda Serrano, Delfine Persoon and Cecilia Braekhus on her radar as the Bray boxer looks to leave behind a legacy that will stand the test of time. Taylor was due to defend her status as undisputed lightweight champion against Serrano 10 days ago only for the coronavirus pandemic to put the fight on hold. When it is safe for boxing to return, Taylor outlined her immediate ambition to take on Serrano and then afterwards go for a rematch with Persoon before stepping up to challenge undisputed welterweight champion Braekhus. Taylor believes the trio are in their prime and victories over each would put her in the company of the finest fighters to have graced the sport, irrespective of gender. Speaking on Sky Sport Taylor said: “I know that money and fame all pass away but I want to leave a great legacy behind me, make history in this sport and inspire the next generation.’’

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