Katie Taylor has decided to remain at junior welterweight, with her decision to vacate the IBF world title at 135-pounds, according to TNT Sports.

Taylor, who was the undisputed champion at lightweight, continued her march at 140-pounds and won a ten round decision over Chantelle Cameron to become the undisputed champion at junior welterweight last November. The victory avenged a decision loss to Cameron in May of 2023.

Taylor has not fought at lightweight since October of 2022.

There was pressure by the IBF, for Taylor to make a mandatory defense against the top challenger at 135 - which is unbeaten IBO champion Caroline Dubois, who is the sister of heavyweight puncher Daniel Dubois.

The sanctioning body has ordered a fight between number one ranked Dubois, and number two ranked Rhiannon Dixon, to collide for the vacant IBF lightweight belt.

The two unbeaten female fighters have until January 20 to reach an agreement, with a purse bid being ordered if no deal is reached.

"I want all the belts. I can go even heavier. I don't know how long I'm going to stay around and how big my body can grow. It really does depend. You see girls jump up and I'll be able to jump up as well," Dubois said to Sky Sports.

Dixon picked up her biggest victory in September, by winning a lopsided ten round decision over Katharina Thanderz to capture the EBU title.

Dubois has the advantage in punching power, with Dixon holding a single stoppage win on her record.