- Katie Taylor is set to headline her next fight at Manchester Arena on November 2nd.
- Taylor opens as the betting favourite (1/40), against Christina Linardatou who is a huge underdog (25/1).
- Taylor’s is undefeated in 14 bouts, with Linardatou having lost just once.
Katie Taylor’s next fight has been announced and it’s a massive arena event set for Manchester on November 2nd. The 135 pound Ring Champion is coming off a controversial decision win against Delfine Persoon, many were expecting a rematch but that is on the shelf for now.
Taylor vs Linardatou Odds
The betting odds for Taylor vs Linardatou show a substantial difference in odds. You would have to bet $40 on Taylor to make $1, where as for Linardatou there is better value for the big underdog, bet $10 to make $250.
With a win over the Greek challenger Linardatou, Taylor could become a two-weight world champion by winning the WBO super lightweight title. Linardatou aka Greece’s “Medusa” (12-1, 6 KO) is ranked sixth in the world by BoxRec to Delfine Persoon, back in 2016. She’s beaten three consecutive undefeated opponents since missing all of 2017.
“It’s the last one and if it wasn’t Manchester, then I probably wouldn’t have another one,” Crolla, 32, admitted. “I genuinely believe that I could compete at world-level for another year or two, but if you stay in boxing too long, then it takes more from you than you take from boxing. I don’t want to be that guy.”
“It’s going to be a great match, I genuinely believe that,” said Linardatou (12-1, 6 KOs) through a member of her team. “Both Katie and I came from lower weight categories, but I came up to 140 for an opportunity to fight for titles. I’ve been fighting away from home for my entire career and if Katie wants my title, she’ll have to get it off me.”
Taylor vs Linardatou will be live on DAZN, co-headlined by Manchester’s own Anthony Crolla, who is set to take on former British Olympian Joshua Buatsi, stay tuned for Crolla vs Buatsi odds here.
If Taylor is successful there is a chance that her promotion could arrange a future fight with Amanda Serrano.