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Is there any news on her next fight, the wbc champion Delfine persoon fights on the 8 th of december the wbo champion doesnt have a fight scheduled any news would be welcomed
 

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Is there any news on her next fight, the wbc champion Delfine persoon fights on the 8 th of december the wbo champion doesnt have a fight scheduled any news would be welcomed
As far as I'm aware, they've been in on and off talks with the WBO champion, Valonte for up to a year. They wanted to get her for Dec 15th, but looks like that hasn't worked out. Think they've had a hard time getting her out of Brazil.

Amanda Serrano would be a big fight, but it's for down the road, as she's dropping to 108 lbs to try and pick up another belt first. I haven't heard of many talks with Persoon, but she appears to be the best and most dangerous, so if Taylor can pick up the other belts first, that would be the preferred option.

Cecilia Braekhaus seems warm to the idea of a Taylor fight, she's more on board with that than a Claressa Shields fight. That can be at 140, or possibly a 142 catch-weight to allow the titles on the line. Jessica McAskill is also up there now as a WBC champ at 140, so there's always a rematch there too.
 
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She is the main event.

Ring walk should be sometime between 10 and 10:30pm UK time. Depending how the rest of the card goes.
 
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Hearing Crolla is on last. So Taylor might be on before 10 pm.

Makes sense, but not sure why they are claiming Taylor is the headliner if Crolla is out last.
 
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Hearing Crolla is on last. So Taylor might be on before 10 pm.

Makes sense, but not sure why they are claiming Taylor is the headliner if Crolla is out last.
Because it's Hearn trying to pretend she's a massive star and ticket seller. They're doing the whole "look women's boxing sells out arenas" angle, but know full well that the tickets have predominantly been sold to people wanting to see Crolla's last fight.
 
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Because it's Hearn trying to pretend she's a massive star and ticket seller. They're doing the whole "look women's boxing sells out arenas" angle, but know full well that the tickets have predominantly been sold to people wanting to see Crolla's last fight.
Definitely. He's fooling no one. I reckon he's trying to trick people into thinking she's a star you won't want to miss and hoping people get sucked in but it's not going to happen. The sooner she retires the better. She she will never be the rousey of boxing which was obviously the intention.
 
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Definitely. He's fooling no one. I reckon he's trying to trick people into thinking she's a star you won't want to miss and hoping people get sucked in but it's not going to happen. The sooner she retires the better. She she will never be the rousey of boxing which was obviously the intention.
I don't agree with the sooner she retires the better, I want her to make some good money, her talent deserves it, and she gave away the best years of her career to the amateur game. But I personally have no interest in watching her, her fights are just not exciting and she doesn't manage to impose her superior skill set other than in brief patches. She's not Nicola Adams level of dull to watch (who is?), but she's not exciting.

It's nothing to do with her gender either. Amanda Nunes is exciting to watch in MMA.
 
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is she still for fighting Amanda Serrano if not who are her possible opponents for her next fight
No opponents given on the Matchroom announcement, so I'm thinking the Serrano fight is dead. Which is a shame.

Serrano claimed her purse was halved, but Eddie denied that.

Persoon called her out, but there is no way that happens.

Gutierrez, the Spanish WBA mandatory seems likely. Have never seen her box.