Jennifer Han (18-3-1), the former IBF female featherweight champion, who held that title from 2015 to 2020 and was the first world champion from El Paso, Texas, goes to England against unified champion Katie Taylor (18-0) to fight for all of her lightweight titles.
This Saturday, history can be made by the Han, and she is more confident than ever. She is quoted as saying "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."
Han is moving up in weight against Taylor, the undefeated champion from across the sea in Britain and Texas could not be more proud of her.
It is now her chance to be another Texas boxing world champion like fellow men boxing world champions such as Maurice Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KO's), former junior welterweight champion who went to England and defeated Terry Flanagan (36-2, 14 KO's) for the WBO junior welterweight belt. In addition to that, Texas has the current WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence, Jr. (27-0, 21 KO's) who also went to England and took the IBF welterweigh belt away from Kell Brooke (39-3, 27 KO's).
Hn has world boxing experience fighting out of the U.S., when she went to Korea to fight Ji Hye Woo (15-2, 2KO's ).
“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.
One year later, Han won the IBF Boxing Federation World Female Featherweight title and successfully defended it for five years.
Taylor, the hometown girl is from Bray Ireland and has eighteen undefeated fights, Han also has eighteen fights, with only three close losses, one being a controversial loss to Ji Hye Woo.
"I've been aware of her for the last year or two because she's been the No. 1 IBF challenger so I knew this fight would come about at some stage," Taylor said. "She's a very good boxer, technically very good, she has a very good amateur background. I'm expecting the best of Jennifer Han, and every time I face these challengers they always bring their best game and perform better than they always have done in the past. I'm expecting a tough challenge."
This could not be a better matchup for a female world title fight for all of the Lightweight titles of Taylor, who may be the so-called favorite, but it will be the toughest opponent she has ever seen.
According to Han, "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.”
The fight takes place on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Leeds, England and will be held on DAZN.