Jennifer Han has promised to dominate Katie Taylor and get the upset victory as the Irish star defends her undisputed lightweight world titles.
Taylor remains recognised as the leading pound-for-pound star in women’s boxing, and defends her titles once again as she looks to set up bigger clashes.
Although the 35-year-old has acknowledged her time in the sport isn’t forever, and she faces a tough test against a former world champion on Saturday night in Leeds.
And Han has promised to “dominate” the fight and win by any means necessary as she looks to exploit her chance on her “biggest platform yet”.
“I’ve been a road warrior, I know how it is, the odds are stacked against me, she’s the hometown girl – I get it,” said Han. “When I went to Korea, I felt I dominated the fight and the decision was taken away from me, so this time I have to not only dominate but be in command of every single round or go for the KO.
“This is huge, it’s the biggest fight of my life and you can’t get bigger than Katie Taylor. I’m going to be fighting for all her belts, this is the greatest opportunity that God has blessed me with, I’ve worked my whole life for this, and I am ready.
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“I hope she underestimates me and takes into consideration all the things that are stacked up against me. I hope she hasn’t trained hard; she’s taken me for granted, that’d be sweeter for me.
“I was hoping to just be on TV and become a two-weight World Champion, but this is the biggest platform possible for me. I’m not going to take anything away from her, but she’s beatable. Believe me, my camp and I are studying her inside and out. We have plenty of strategies.”
Taylor is fighting in front of a 20,000 capacity crowd in Leeds, and has a special relationship with her fanbase that she hasn’t fought in front of since 2019.
But the undisputed champion has also admitted she would “love” to return to America and faces the likes of Amanda Serrano in the future.
“I would love that actually, the last fights have been in the UK which of course has been incredible,” Taylor said.
“But I would love to have a few more fights in the US in the future definitely, it will certainly be on the radar.
“I have enjoyed fighting in America so much, and I believe that the names such as Serrano and McCaskill will be perfect to make my return to America.”
Josh Warrington headlines the card in Leeds as he takes on Mauricio Lara in a rematch of his shock defeat earlier in the year, and has vowed to get his revenge on Saturday night.
Talented young welterweight Conor Benn also features on the card in a rescheduled clash with Adrian Granados, and he has opened up about his “devastating” fight cancellation as a result of testing positive for coronavirus.