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Date set for Katie Taylor's Dublin homecoming

The WBA world lightweight will fight in Dublin on April 14th

Boxing at York Hall Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Katie Taylor has set a date for her first professional fight in Dublin, but a venue and opponent has yet to be finalised.

The London 2012 Olympic gold medalist will face an as yet unnamed opponent on April 14th in what will be the second defence of her WBA world lightweight title.

"The Bray Bomber" last fought in December, overcoming Jessica McCaskill in a unanimous points victory at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.

Taylor recently spoke of her desire to unify the division in her hometown, according to BBC Sport.

Other champions in Taylor's lightweight weight class include Delfine Persoon of Belgium who is due to defend her WBC title this month. Argentina’s Victoria Noelia Bustos is the currently IBF belt and Brazilian Rose Volante holds the WBO strap.

An official announcement regarding a potential opponent and location is expected to be made in the next week.

The bout will take place exactly week before Carl Frampton’s fight against Nonito Donnaire at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

31-year-old Taylor has won all eight of her fights since turning professional in October 2016, fighting six times in hectic 2017 seclude.

The five-time amateur world champion won the WBA title by beating Anahi Sanchez on the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s title defence against Carlos Takam last October.

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