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Hearn "Working Hard" To Finalize Katie Taylor-Delfine Persoon Rematch

WBO, IBF, WBA, WBC lightweight Katie Taylor is looking to set the record straight with Delfine Persoon.

Eddie Hearn, who promotes Taylor, is trying hard to finalize a rematch with Persoon.

The second contest is targeted for August 22 in Brentwood, as part of the undercard to the heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.


The initial plan was for Taylor to fight dangerous puncher and multi-division champion Amanda Serrano.

The two sides have been at odds with some of the terms, which has now sent Taylor in another direction.

In June of 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Taylor was a very close decision over Persoon in their full division unification clash. The bout was featured on the undercard to Anthony Joshua's first bout with Andy Ruiz.

There were numerous observers who felt Persoon had done enough to win or scored the bout as a draw.

To put an end to the controversy, Taylor wants the rematch.

"We are working hard on the Taylor versus Persoon rematch for August 22," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"Katie wants the biggest fights out there and when Serrano pulled out, Katie immediately asked about the Persoon rematch.

"The first fight was one of the best I've ever seen live and as a fan I would love to see it again. Whyte versus Povetkin and Taylor versus Persoon 2 is an epic double header - let's see if we can get it done."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MANNY67 on 07-08-2020

Watch an interview Eddie Hearn had about a month ago and at that point I knew he was gonna find a way for Katie Taylor to not fight Serrano, believe me folks she’s not gonna fight Persoon either last minute…

Comment by REDEEMER on 07-08-2020

People really need to watch the fight again. Taylor landed far cleaner shots and made Persoon look like she was hit with a pipe . Persoon won the last round and that’s why most think it was a robbery but…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-08-2020

[QUOTE=Citizen Koba;20647685]:lol1: I never noticed that chicken flap from Delfine before... part of me's wondering whether she was just loosening her arms or something, but it sure as hell looks like a taunt.[/QUOTE]

Comment by Citizen Koba on 07-08-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20647679][img][/img] I don't believe I gave that English-Bum Katie Taylor a single round against Delfine Persoon! Katie Taylor, you looked terrified running for your dear life, Delfine smelled your fear ; you fought like a big chicken! Delfine Persoon has…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-08-2020

[img][/img] I don't believe I gave that English-Bum Katie Taylor a single round against Delfine Persoon! Katie Taylor, you looked terrified running for your dear life, Delfine smelled your fear ; you fought like a big chicken! Delfine Persoon has…

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