By News Team
Last Updated: 12th November 2020
Saturday’s Fight Night on Sky Sports see Katie Taylor defend her undisputed lightweight crown, with two additional women’s world title fights on the bill.
Terri Harper defends her WBC super-featherweight championship, whilst Rachel Ball and Jorgelina Guanni fight for the WBA bantamweight title.
We’ve preview the main and co-main event.
Taylor extend her unblemished record?
Katie Taylor’s two fights with Delfine Persoon have flown the flag for women’s boxing over the last two years.
Two boxing fights with both fighters leaving everything on the line, both bouts were a spectacle to behold, and while Taylor came through both as the winner, much has been said about whether either fight could have swung to the Belgian fighter Persoon.
Taylor remains, however, one of the best women’s fighters in the world, and she’s no stranger to putting on a show for the fans – she likes to get involved in the clinch when she shouldn’t – and often makes careless mistakes, but that’s why fans love watching her.
Her opponent, Miriam Gutierrez, also boasts an unbeaten record, 13-0, but this will be her first step up to big time boxing, with all of her wins coming in the Spanish small hall shows.
Taylor is yet to provide a stoppage in her last three fights and she’ll be keen to put on a show here on Saturday night, proving the doubters that she remains the top lightweight fighter in the world, and you can get her to win by KO, TKO or DQ at 5/4.
She’s a massive favourite in the outright betting, at 1/33 to get the win, while her opponent is a much bigger 12/1 to see her hand raised on Saturday evening. A win by KO, TKO or DQ for the Spaniard is 16/1.
Harper has a point to prove
Terri Harper’s return to boxing didn’t go as planned. After defeating Eva Wahlstrom for the WBC super-featherweight title in February of this year, Harper set her sights on former Olympian Natasha Jonas.
But Jonas gave her the hardest fight of her career in August, when Matchroom returned with their Fight Camp series, causing Harper all sorts of problems in the first few rounds, and finishing strongly to earn a draw.
While some thought the decision was fair, others though Jonas had done enough to get the win that night and now Harper returns to face Katharina Thanderz, her mandatory world title challenger.
Can Harper set the doubters straight? She faces an unbeaten fighter in Thanderz, one who has beaten the likes of Rachel Ball, who also faces off the same evening in a separate world title bout, and if Harper isn’t at her best, we could see a change of hands in the super-featherweight division.