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Katie Taylor: ‘The best is still yet to come’

The former gold medalist says she hasn’t peaked yet.

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Irish star Katie Taylor will defend her IBF and WBA lightweight titles on Saturday in London, when she faces Kimberly Connor on the Whyte-Parker bill from London.

Taylor, 32, says she hasn’t peaked yet:

“It’s been a perfect start so far but the best is still yet to come; that’s the best thing. I’m excited, I feel I’m in the best shape and the best form of my career and am improving all the time. I’m ready to go. ... Connor is a tough opponent who will bring the best out of me. I always train as if I’m the challenger and never take anyone for granted, I’m just excited to put on a good performance.”

Taylor (9-0, 4 KO) is expected to retain on Saturday, and already has a fight set for October 6 in Chicago against Cindy Serrano (27-5-3, 10 KO), in what would be Taylor’s third fight in the United States.

Standing in her way on Saturday is Connor (13-3-2, 5 KO), a 37-year-old veteran from Little Rock who has come up short in previous title chances against Amanda Serrano and Victoria Bustos.

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