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My fists will do the talking, says confident Taylor


By Robert Jones

Irish star Katie Taylor aims to shut up Jessica McCaskill with a ruthless performance in her first defence of the WBA lightweight title in London’s York Hall tonight.

Such is the lack of depth in women’s boxing, along with her undoubted talent, Taylor raced to world title success in only her seventh fight, a unanimous points win over Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez for the WBA belt on October 28.

“If (McCaskill) is as relentless in the ring as she is on social media it should be a great fight,” said Taylor.

“I’m more than happy to give her the opportunity and I certainly won’t be avoiding anyone as a champion.

“Trash talking is not really my thing but she seems to be happy to talk enough for the both of us anyway.

“Maybe it’s something she has to do for her own confidence but none of that matters once the bell rings.”

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