Will it be repeat or revenge in Katie Taylor’s rematch with Delfine Persoon
Taylor can win this one more clearly and silence doubters. The fact she has had more time in camp than Persoon will benefit her greatly. She should be more calm and collected with no crowd roaring her on and will be able to back out of exchanges better. I expect she wins on points but more comfortably this time.
I thought when watching the first Taylor-Persoon fight out in New York that Persoon had comfortably done enough to get the decision. I have no idea about how good her preparation has been but all things being fair, I will go for a repeat of the first fight but with Persoon getting the decision she deserves this time.
Promoter and trainer
I think Taylor will make sure this time. She’s been training for a long time and will be better prepared than she was in New York last year. As long as she hasn’t over-trained, and there’s no reason to think she will, she’s a professional, she should make a statement
Former WBA champion
This is a fight I’m really looking forward to. From what I’ve seen of the first fight I expect Katie Taylor to be able to make the adjustments and win more comfortably this time in another tight affair. But you can’t write off Persoon. It’s definitely a ‘pick-em’ fight.