Paddy Power have started taking bets on a number of Katie Taylor specials following the announcement that the 2012 Olympic Gold medallist is to going pro next month.
After heartbreak at the Rio Olympics – where the Bray athlete failed to medal after defeat to Finland’s Mira Potkonen – it’s been confirmed today that Taylor plans to turn her back on the amateur game she’s dominated for so long.
Her gold at the London Games will be forever etched into the minds of the Irish public and Katie’s now set to enter pro ranks at a show in Wembley Arena on November 26 under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport.
It’s also been announced that Taylor will back on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’show on December 10.
We make it for Taylor, 30, to win a world championship belt before the end of 2017, while it’s for her to fight in the bright lights of Las Vegas next year.
One would believe given her stature in women’s boxing Katie wouldn’t be waiting for too long to have a crack at a world title. That bout, should it happen, would more than likely also take place in Dublin.
Elsewhere, Paddy Power are also offering odds of for the Bray megastar to switch codes and join her fellow Irish compatriot Conor McGregor to fight in the UFC.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 27, 2016
When asked about Taylor’s future Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said: “As one of the biggest names in women’s boxing Katie is a huge draw for a professional promotion.
“With five World Amateur Championships there’s no doubting her talent and it wouldn’t be surprising to see her competing for a World Championship within the first 12 months of her career.”