Kazakhstan’s Firuza Sharipova has been introduced as the the opponent for Irish environment champion Katie Taylor in Liverpool on 11 December.
Taylor will place her undisputed world lightweight title on the line against obligatory challenger Sharipova.
Sharipova, 27, has received 14 fights due to the fact a shock four-round factors decline on her debut in 2016.
She has picked up titles at tremendous-featherweight, light-weight and super-light-weight.
Sharipova is rated at variety one in the entire world at light-weight by the WBA.
Bray lady Taylor’s final combat was in September when she defeated the USA’s Jennifer Han on details in Leeds.
It was a 19th specialist victory for Taylor in a profession that has bundled six KOs.
Matchroom Boxing stated Taylor was “in touching distance of a substantial showdown with Amanda Serrano in 2022 but need to defeat a ultimate hurdle in the shape of Sharipova”.
Taylor was set to fulfill Serrano in May 2020 before the bout was identified as off mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic.