Katie Taylor’s true test starts now

Katie Taylor’s true test starts now
Katie Taylor turns pro next week, but the market may not be big enough to support her financially Picture: Jon Surbey

As Taylor awaits her first pro bout, she’s entering a world where women’s boxing is perceived to have little cachet

Back in high summer, lost deep down the undercard of the Frampton-Santa Cruz match-up was another title fight few took any notice of. Indeed, when Amanda Serrano and Calixta Silgado made their way into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for their WBO featherweight showdown, they were greeted by rows of unclaimed seats as their intro music echoed around an empty space.

Serrano ultimately triumphed with a knockout, cementing her place as one of the top...

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