Victoria Bustos will get a chance to unify the lightweight division when she fights WBA champion Katie Taylor in New York on April 28th.
29-year-old Bustos has made six successful defences of the IBF belt she won in 2013. The Argentine’s professional record stands at 18 victories and four losses, interestingly never winning by knockout or stoppage.
Taylor 31, will make the second defence of her WBA title on the undercard of Daniel Jacobs’ fight against Poland’s Maciej Sulecki at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Taylor said:
”Becoming unified champion is very important to me.”
The Irishwoman beat Anahi Sanchez in October to become WBA champion, then outpointed Jessica McCaskill in her first title defence two months later.
”Last year was great but I’m not really one for looking back and it’s all about the next challenge,” added the 2012 Olympic gold medallist.
”I believe that winning my first world title as a pro is just the start of it, I want to fight all the other champions and unify the lightweight division.
”Bustos is one of the longest reigning champions in women’s boxing so I’m expecting a very tough fight. I’ve been back in training camp in Connecticut since the beginning of the month so the hard work has started and I’m excited to have the chance to win another world title.
”I got a great reception when I fought there last year so I’m really looking forward to boxing there again. It’s a unification fight and the Barclays Center is a fitting venue for a big fight like that.”