History-making Irish superstar Katie Taylor aims to become a two-weight world champion against Grecian Christina Linardatou on the same day in history that 'Thriller' was released by Michael Jackson in 1982.
Will it be another thriller from Taylor or could it end in monstrosity in Manchester?
Here's everything you need to know about Taylor-Linardatou:
The bout takes place on November 2
It will be held at the Manchester Arena
10 x two-minute rounds at the 140lbs super-lightweight limit
Linardatou puts up her WBO World Female super-lightweight title that she won against unbeaten Kandi Wyatt (8-0) in March and defended by unanimous decision against Deanha Hobbs (8-0) in June
UK fight fans can expect the pair to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT)
Coverage starts live on Sky Sports Facebook at 6pm, then live on Sky Sports from 7pm live, and DAZN in the US
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
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Mancunian hero Anthony Crolla (34-7-3) bids farewell to fight fans in his final fight with Frank Urquiga (13-1-1) at the same scene as his world titl win in what would surely be an emotional encounter
Everything you need to know about Taylor vs Linardatou HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Katie Taylor: "I had some of my early pro fights at Manchester Arena and to come back in November and headline a card there a couple of years on is amazing. It's played host to some huge nights in boxing history so I'm honoured to be part of that tradition.
"It's a new challenge at a new weight and something I'm really excited about. I still feel like I have so much left to achieve in the sport and becoming a two-weight World Champion is one of those goals.
"There are still so many huge fights out there for me like the Amanda Serrano fight, a rematch with Delfine Persoon and a fight with Cecilia Brækhus but the first goal is November 2nd and winning another World title.
"I don't have any issues making Lightweight so I think I can move comfortably between the two weights. I always want to push myself and Christina's an excellent World Champion so it will be a big test for me."
Katie Taylor has stormed her way into the pound-for-pound female world rankings with 14 wins from 14 and all four world titles banked at lightweight. The brilliant Bray boxer is still the heavy favourite despite being the challenger and moving up a weight class.
In her last fight, Taylor very narrowly edged long-reigning WBC titlist Delfine Persoon (43-2) in an epic encounter that could have been scored either way.
Linardatou’s first crack at a world championship, back in 2016, was against the aforementioned Belgian and she was outpointed handily on all three scorecards. Since that wide defeat, she has put together four straight wins and claimed the WBC International super-featherweight belt and the WBO World super-lightweight crown that she defends for the second time against Taylor.
Knowing that Taylor has trumped the one person that has felled Linardatou in her career, could suggest victory for the Irish megastar, but the Greek goddess, known as ‘Medusa’, has KO’d half of her ring opponents, so she commands respect at all times.
Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Katie Taylor tipped the scales 1lbs and 1oz above her opponent at 9st 13lbs 9oz - All the weights from the event HERE
Katie Taylor vs Linardatou
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