Olympic champion Katie Taylor to fight in Limerick

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Olympic champion Katie Taylor is set to fight at UL in October
OLYMPIC champion Katie Taylor is set to box in Limerick in October.

OLYMPIC champion Katie Taylor is set to box in Limerick in October.

The London 2012 gold medallist will fight experienced French lightweight Oshin Derieuw at the University of Limerick (UL) Arena on Sunday, October 12,

Taylor is the reigning Irish, European, World as well as Olympic boxing champion at 60 kilograms and is generally recognised as pound for pound the best female boxer in the World

The Taylor- Derieuw bout headlines an impressive programme of top class boxing at UL with several full internationals taking part on a seven bout card.

While Derieuw is now boxing under the French flag she has a very impressive record with a European bronze medal along with five Belgian titles behind her and will be a stern test for Taylor.

The first bout on October 12 is due to begin at UL at 4pm. Tickets for the event are due to go on sale next week.

Further details on the Katie Taylor Limerick Facebook page.

Tickets are priced as follows: Ringside €40.00; Adult €20.00; Children (Under 12) €10.00; Family (Two Adults, Two Children (Under 12) €50.00.