Katie Taylor returns to action this week and will be aiming to cap off a terrific 2022, after winning a fight not many thought she would, against one of the GWOATs in Amanda Serrano. Now she faces undefeated Argentine Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in another undisputed World Lightweight championship fight. We’ve previewed the fight and given you our suggested bets.
Taylor vs Carabajal Tips
Where and when is the fight taking place?
The fight is happening at Wembley Arena on 29th October and will be broadcast live and exclusively on DAZN. The event will be a Eddie Hearn promotion for Matchroom Boxing. The show will start at 6pm with the main ring walk expected around 10pm .
What does the full fight card look like?
- Katie Taylor vs Karen Elizabeth Carabajal
- Jordan Gill vs Kiko Martinez
- Gary Cully vs Jaouad Belmehdi
- Mary Romero vs Ellie Scotney
- Mickey Ellison vs Thomas Whittaker Hart
- John Hedges vs Ales Makovec
- Jordan Reynolds vs Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero
- Johnny Fisher vs Dominik Musil
- Maisie Rose Courtney vs Judit Hachbold
Who’s the favourite?
Taylor, as expected, is a huge favourite for this one at 1/33, with Carabajal at 10/1 to pull off the mother of all shocks and the draw is available at 33/1.
What’s been said?
“I obviously know I can’t do this forever; I don’t know if I want to take punches for the rest of my life.
But I absolutely love my sport, I love training, I’m not sick of the early mornings and I’m not sick of the cold morning, the running sessions, the sparring sessions, I genuinely do love my sport.
I still really honestly believe the best is yet to come”
“I think she’s a great champion. She has shown she has the resources and the requirements to be where she is now. And what inspires me is to be like her, to be as great as she is, to occupy her place, which is the place every fighter aspires to occupy.
I know she did a lot of things to get there and so did I, and I want to show that I deserve to be there. I feel that I have already won by just being there against the number one fighter in the world. It’s already a victory.
I was very happy when I received the offer to challenge Katie. The hard work has paid off. I’m not thinking for a second about giving Katie a win. All the belts will come back to Argentina with me.”
Katie Taylor to win on points – 1/3
Taylor should have far too much class for the untested Carabajal in this fight, that looks a bit of a mismatch. The 32-year-old Argentine is 19-0 but has never fought out of her native country and has only fought at the Championship 10-round distance on four occasions.
Meanwhile Taylor’s last 16 fights have been at World Championship level and she should be a good few levels above Carabajal. Katie has only two stoppages in that time, however, and her lack of power is evident. I’m expecting a game ‘Burbuja’ to see the final bell and a landslide unanimous decision.