Katie Taylor’s opponent for first professional fight announced

Five-time world champion will face Poland’s Karina Kopinska at London’s SSE Arena

Katie Taylor will face Poland’s Karina Kopinska on her professional debut. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Katie Taylor will face Poland’s Karina Kopinska on her professional debut. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

 

Katie Taylor will face Poland’s Karina Kopinska when she makes her professional bow in London on Saturday November 26th.

The five-time world champion makes her first foray into the pro ranks at the SSE Wembley Arena on the undercard of Tommy-Coyle’s super-lightweight clash with John Wayne Hibbert, with the fight to be aired live on Sky Sports.

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Taylor’s opponent is entering her 25th professional fight, and has taken WBC Super-Featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom the distance .

However the fight is likely to act as a schooling session for Taylor before she appears on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight title defence in Manchester on December 10th.

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