Eddie Hearn: It's Katie's first big test

She fights on the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko under-card on Saturday

BY Simon Maguire 14:00 Wednesday 26 April 2017, 14:00 26 Apr 2017

Katie Taylor in action against Monica Gentili. Image: ©INPHO/Lawrence Lustig

Katie Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn is expecting a high-level battle between the Bray native and her undefeated opponent, Nina Meinke, on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Taylor has navigated her way through her first four professional fights flawlessly and Hearn is expecting her to receive her toughest test to date this weekend.

Katie Taylor floors Milena Koleva. Image: ©INPHO/Lawrence Lustig

Writing in the Daily Mail, Hearn highlights "the return of Katie Taylor against Nina Meinke for the WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title in a world title eliminator."

Taylor's opponents thus far have a combined record of 31-28-4, so the unbeaten Meinke is a clear upgrade in the quality of opposition to date. 

Hearn notes that "Meinke is unbeaten and trained by the former world champion Sven Ottke. It's the first big test for Katie and I think you will see a high-level battle between the two."

Taylor recently received praise from former world champion Jane Couch as the Irishwoman gears up for an expected title challenge later this year.

 

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