Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou taking place? Manchester Arena, Manchester

When is Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou and what time does it start? Saturday 2nd November, 2019 – 22:30 approx (UK)

What TV channel is Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou on? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the fight via Sky Go. The fight will also be available to stream via the DAZN website and app

Are tickets still available for Katie Taylor vs Christina Linardatou?
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THE LOWDOWN

KATIE TAYLOR

  • Bray’s finest stretched her perfect record in June to 14-0 in her last fight with a majority decision win over Delfine Persoon.
  • Taylor’s victory over Persoon added the WBC and The Ring title to her WBA, WBO and IBF titles and a win over the WBO junior welterweight champion, Linardatou will make her a two-division world champion.
  • Taylor has had 14 professional fights and a packed amateur career with a plethora of European and World Championship gold medals as well as a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

CHRISTINA LINARDATOU

  • Linardatou’s only loss has come to Taylor’s last victim, Persoon, which was back in 2016 but she has strung four wins together since, extending her record to 12-1.
  • Linardatou won the WBC super featherweight title when she earnt a split decision over Alycia Baumgardner. She then went on to win the vacant WBO junior welterweight title with a brilliant TKO over Kandi Wyatt and defended the belt against Deanha Hobbs in her last fight.
  • Linardatou is used to fighting in this weight class and packs a lot of power, evidenced by the fact that half of here wins have not gone the distance.

THE PREDICTION

Moving up a weight class to take on the WBO champion will be a tough test for Taylor but she has passed every examination with flying colours so far in her career. She has the speed and technique to overwhelm Linardatou but her defence and patience will be key to avoiding the power shots and finishing strong.

Winner: Taylor via Decision

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