Delfine Persoon to fight Ireland’s Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden

In a fight that will decide all four women’s world boxing title, the West Fleming Delfine Persoon will take on the Irish boxer Katie Taylor at New York’s Madison Square garden on 1 June. Negotiations between the two boxers’ representatives and the promotor have been underway for some time. Now a binding agreement and the fight can go ahead in New York in a month and a half’s time. 

34-year-old Delfine Persoon is the ten-times and reigning WBC World Champion. Last month she successfully defended her title in Kortrijk (West Flanders) by beating the American boxer Melissa St. Vil.

32-year-old Katie Taylor holds the WBO, WBA and IBF world titles. In 2012 she took gold at the London Olympics.  

The fight will be held on the same evening as the men’s heavyweight fight between England’s Anthony Joshua and the American boxer Jarrell Miller. 

Acquitted by doping tribunal

Earlier this week our most successful female boxers was acquitted by the Flemish Doping Tribunal after she where she had to answer for her failing to give a urine sample during a spot check for performance enhancing drugs that was carried on 28 October last year.

She told the tribunal that she fail to give a sample as she was unable to urinate at the time the sample was to have been collected.