Katie Taylor and Conor Benn will both be back in the ring before the end of the year.
The duo, who were last seen on the same card back in September in Leeds, is set to box on the same bill once more –– this time in co-headline slots.
Taylor, the WBO, WBA Super, IBF, WBC and Ring Magazine world lightweight female champion who has a record of 19-0 with six quick, defended her belts against Jennifer Han last time out.
And she will look to retain her crowns when she’s back in action on December 11, exclusively live on DAZN, at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom were on Merseyside, at the aforementioned venue, only a handful of weeks ago as Liam Smith won the battle of Scouse super-welterweight supremacy with a stoppage victory over local rival Anthony Fowler in front of a sold-out crowd.
And Benn (19-0, 12 KOs), who is nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’, will be back after successfully outpointing Adrian Granados over 10 rounds last time out to retain his WBA Continental title at welterweight.
It will be the first contest of a new five-fight deal that Benn inked with Essex-based Matchroom shortly after his aforementioned win over former world title challenger Granados.
“We are ready to go with a huge run of 10 events over eight weeks –– a run that will see us close with a Conor and Katie doubleheader on December 11 followed by a huge [Joseph] Parker vs. [Derek] Chisora II card the week after,” said Hearn regarding his company’s swift return to the North West.
“Conor is fast becoming one of the biggest stars in the sport and Katie will have to pass one more test ahead of the historic Taylor vs. Serrano clash that we expect to see in the spring.”
Opponents for the pair are currently being tied up, while Boxing News TV understands that the card will feature Olympian Peter McGrail, who will fight again after a successful six-round debut earlier this month, and Robbie Davies Jr., potentially in a championship fight, with ‘Welsh Wizard’ Joe Cordina among those Hearn has earmarked for slots.
Further details will be revealed in due course.