Katie Taylor is out to become boxing’s first real life Million Dollar Baby

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Katie Taylor is out to become boxing’s first real life Million Dollar Baby with payday at Madison Square Garden

  • Katie Taylor fights Delfine Persoon to become first undisputed female champion 
  • Irishwoman is obsessively dedicated and could make history on two counts 
  • She would become first female boxer to bank £1million per fight with victory 
  • Callum Smith will prepare for his fight by watching his beloved Liverpool  

In New York on Saturday night when Anthony Joshua takes another ten-figure fee to the bank, Katie Taylor hopes to move a step closer to becoming boxing’s first real-life Million Dollar Baby.

Ireland’s Olympic gold medal darling will be the first undisputed world champion in the women’s game if she defeats Belgium’s Delfine Persoon, holder of the WBC lightweight title.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says of the obsessively dedicated Taylor: ‘Katie is already the best paid female boxer make history here in Madison Square Garden and if she does I would she becomes he first woman to earn a million pounds a fight.’ 

Katie Taylor is vying to become the first unified female boxing champion on Saturday

Katie Taylor is vying to become the first unified female boxing champion on Saturday

Callum Smith will prepare for his first defence of the world super-middleweight title he claimed by dethroning George Groves in Jeddah almost nine months ago, by watching his beloved Liverpool play Tottenham in the Champions League Final.

‘I can’t miss that,’ says the youngest and best of Liverpool’s four fighting Smith brothers.

He is unlikely to miss his challenger, either. French-African Hassan N’Dam is a former world champion – but at middleweight. 

Smith is a huge super-middleweight. It might be a tougher night for his Reds.

Light-heavyweight prodigy Josh Buatsi continues his climb towards world title contention against well-travelled and experienced Mexican Marco Antonio Periban.

Callum Smith will be watching his beloved Liverpool in the Champions League final

Callum Smith will be watching his beloved Liverpool in the Champions League final

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