Katie Taylor’s next two fights are very likely to be big ones, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
The unified WBA and IBF lightweight champion added the WBO belt to her collection by stopping Rose Volante on Friday night in Philadelphia.
Taylor now intends to fight for the fourth and final lightweight world title – currently held by 43-1 Delfine Persoon of Belgium – and become undisputed champion on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Jarrell Miller in New York.
“I don’t wanna jinx it, but we have a deal in principle,” Eddie Hearn said after the Volante win.
“The team have definitely shown an interest an given us an ‘in principle’ deal to fight on June 1.
“I wanted to get tonight out of the way because I didn’t wanna start signing contracts until we got through tonight.
“They’ll get one on Monday and if they’re true to their word – which I believe they will be – then it will be announced in the next two weeks.”
Hypothetically, should Katie Taylor win this fight and become undisputed lightweight ruler, she would then likely meet with another history maker in the form of Amanda Serrano.
Taylor defeated Amanda’s sister Cindy in October, but now is being lined up to face the seven-weight world champion herself.
“Serrano’s contracted to fight Katie,” Hearn continued.
“She’s due to have one more fight which will be in May/June and then fight Katie Taylor. So we hope that happens as well.”