Katie Taylor wants cross-code fight with UFC legend Cris Cyborg to cement her legacy, claims Eddie Hearn
Aug. 10, 2020
KATIE TAYLOR wants an incredible cross-code fight against Cris Cyborg to cement her legacy once and for all, says Eddie Hearn.
The undisputed lightweight champion, 34, returns to the ring in a rematch against Delfine Persoon at Hearn's Fight Camp later this month.
But her promoter says the upcoming bout is not the one that really motivates her.
Hearn says the undefeated 15-0 Irish star wants to step into the Octagon to really prove herself.
Speaking of Taylor 's future plans, the Matchroom chief said: "She wants Persoon, she wants [Amanda] Serrano, she wants [Cecilia] Braekhus, she wants [Cris] Cyborg.
"I’m not saying she’s done after that, but that’s what motivates her."
Taylor was due to fight MMA star Serrano earlier this year but the fight was postponed due to coronavirus.
It was rearranged for this month but Serrano withdrew following a dispute over prize money.
That led to the Persoon rematch.
Former MMA referee John McCarthy gave his view on a potential bout between Taylor and Cyborg earlier this year.
He said: "Cris has fought MMA forever now. Her first fight ever, she lost. Then she had a 21-fight win streak.
"Cris is no doubt one of the greatest female fighters of all time. She is an incredible representative of the sport. She is such a good person outside of the cage and inside of the cage.
"She has done the kickboxing, done the Muay Thai, she has talked about boxing. She trains in boxing all the time.
"If that’s what she wants to do, I’m 100 percent behind her."
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