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Katie Taylor returns to the ring on Saturday night as she fights Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez at Wembley Arena. Other fights on the card include Terri Harper vs Katharina Thanderz and Rachel Ball vs Jorgelina Guanini. A day for the history books, with three women’s world title belts on the line. It will be undisputed champion Taylor’s first fight since her victory over Delfine Persoon in their rematch back in August.
This Saturday, boxing history will be made 📖
A women's world title triple header headlined by @KatieTaylor 🔥🇮🇪
📺 7pm, Saturday, Sky Sports Arena pic.twitter.com/mLdYOCHY8e
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 11, 2020
Taylor’s convincing win over Persoon silenced critics after a closely contested first bout between the pair. Now the Bray native heads into Saturday’s fight aiming to defend her lightweight championship title once again.
Who is Miriam Gutierrez?
The 37-year-old boasts an impressive professional boxing record, winning all thirteen of her fights to date, with five of them won by knockout. However just under a year has passed since Gutierrez last fought.
Earlier in 2019 the Spaniard went ten rounds against British boxer Sam Smith. Smith believes that Gutierrez will enter Saturday’s fight fully prepared, whilst also highlighting her ability to adapt quickly when in the ring. Nevertheless, Smith went onto add that “she (Gutierrez) didn’t have anything there that would worry you”.
Creating a Legacy
Speaking to BBC Sport, Katie Taylor outlined what legacy she wants to leave behind: “I want those young girls to be multiple-time world champion and multiple-time Olympic champion. I want to inspire the next generation to dream big dreams”. But retirement is not on Taylor’s agenda. The 34-year-old still wants to headline in her home country before thinking about calling it a day.
Yet for now, focus is on retaining her title on Saturday against Gutierrez.
Where to watch, start time and live stream details
As part of Sky Sports’ initiative in supporting women’s sport, this weekend’s fight card will be free to air via Sky Sports Youtube and Facebook channels as well as skysports.com. The action commences at 7pm on Saturday night.