Katie Taylor Warns Miriam Gutierrez – One Punch Can Change a Fight

Katie Taylor, Undisputed Women's lightweight champion
Katie Taylor, Undisputed Women’s lightweight champion, poses with her belt During the Build Up To Miriam Gutierrez Fight

The Undisputed Women’s lightweight champion Katie Taylor will be defending her titles against unbeaten challenger Miriam Gutierrez in the headlining bout of triple header, made up of Women Championship Fights on Saturday night, Live on Skysports.

Taylor, who holds all the major world championship belts at lightweight and one at super lightweight, recalls efforts she has put in in order to achieve everything in a Sport as unforgiving as boxing and for that, never gets tired of looking at the belts.

Taylor also sent out a warning to her unbeaten challenger, letting her know she isn’t expecting an easy night and will find a way to retain her titles, no mater what she brings to the ring on Saturday.

“I never get sick of looking at all the belts – it’s something I’ve worked extremely hard for and The journey has definitely been more exciting that I could have expected,” said Taylor.

“One punch can change a fight in professional boxing. She is an unbeaten fighter and better than people expect. Hopefully I will do a bit of everything – outbox her and outfight her.

“There are no easy fights at this stage. This is a huge opportunity for her. Complacency is very, very dangerous. I’m ready for whatever comes my way.

“People haven’t seen the best of me.
“Every belt is on the line. She has a lot to fight for. But this is the position I’ve always wanted to be in, defending my titles. I’m prepared to walk away the undisputed champion.”

The world is changing and so is women’s boxing and Taylor, who in her amateur days won five world championships and a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, never thought Women’s Boxing will get this far and she will be headlining a triple header of women championship fights, when she became a professional.

However, the Undefeated champion is out to create her own legacy, make history and inspire the next generation of women fighters as the platform has been made available at this stage of her career.

“It’s a privilege to be headlining such a big show, an historic show” Taylor continued.

“I never thought when I turned pro that we would see three women’s world title fights on a show. I want to make history and create legacy and, to do that, you have to be active and take risks.

“We’re in this sport to inspire the next generation. It’s incredible to me that female fighters are household names now.”

Also on the card is Terri Harper, who will put her WBC super featherweight title on the line against Katharina Thanderz, whom she believes will be coming at her with everything at her disposal and having learnt a lot, will do all it takes to retain her title.

“I’ve seen a few people on social media saying I can’t box! I’m not doing badly for someone who can’t box.

“A mistake we’ve made in the past was to look past the fight that was coming up towards future plans. The fight I had with Natasha Jonas? I learned a lot.

“That fight was a blessing in disguise which brought me back to reality, slowed me down, made me realised that I needed to make changes and improvements.

“Thanderz will throw the kitchen sink at me but I have to make sure that I stay champion. She’s very good at coming forwards, very game. I need to use my long arms and not get dragged into a scrap like I did [against Jonas].”

Katie Taylor Miriam Gutierrez Face Off
Undisputed Lightweight Champion Katie Taylor FaceOff With Miriam Gutierrez Ahead of their Championship Fight on Saturday.
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