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Sky's Jim White claims Katie Taylor is 'Britain’s next world champion' - and Irish people aren't happy


Irish Olympic Gold medallist and recently crowned WBA female Inter-Continental lightweight champion Katie Taylor was proclaimed as potentially being "Britain’s next world champion", before her appearance on Sky Sports News on Wednesday.

Sky Sports News presenter Jim White said that Taylor would be looking to "add her name to Britain’s list of world champions by the end of the year" in a plug for an interview segment with Taylor later on the station.

It’s the second such gaffe for Sky after presenter Clare Tomlinson referred to the 2016 All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Mayo as the "All-England" final last year.

Meanwhile away from Sky Sports studios, Bray native Taylor will be looking to extend her undefeated start in women’s professional boxing this summer, with the 30-year-old reportedly set for a summer fight in the US according to her promoter Eddie Hearn.

Taylor extended her professional record to 5-0 last month, after winning her first professional title with a seventh-round stoppage of Germany’s Nina Meinke at Wembley Stadium, with that win now setting up a potential world title fight in Dublin later this year.

However, Hearn would like to see the five-time AIBA world champion fight a ten-round fight in the US before she attempts to try and win a lightweight world title in Ireland.

"I think it’s an eight or 10-rounder next in America and then I’ll bring her to Dublin in October November for the world title," Hearn said.

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"It’s onwards and upwards from here. Her first belt, she got a huge reception at Wembley, a great performance and it’s America next. She’ll box June or July on the [US] east or west coast."


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