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Jennifer Han Ready To Upset Katie Taylor

Jennifer Han Ready To Upset Katie Taylor

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Jennifer Han Ready To Upset Katie Taylor

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Jennifer Han Ready To Upset Katie Taylor

El Paso’s Jennifer Han has the fight of a lifetime in Leeds, England on Saturday, September 5, as the former IBF  Women’s World titleholder will be in action against Undisputed champion, Katie Taylor.

Han spoke to me about the chance to fight on the biggest stage against Taylor and is ready to travel “across the pond” for the upset.

“This is a fight of a lifetime. One that I’ve trained my whole life for,” Han said to Big Fight Weekend about the title shot against Taylor. I’ve never been to England and am looking forward to the opportunity.”

Han also mentioned that she feels that Taylor’s camp is in for a rude awakening if she is taken lightly.

“Taylor’s team knows about my situation and tried to take advantage. I’m looking for the upset,” Han stated.

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That situation? Well, Han, for starters, was in action in February 2020 pre-pandemic in a hometown bout, defeating Jen Sitzes by unanimous decision. That fight is on the heels of her second son being born and not having any ring action in over two years.

How did she get the title shot despite such a lack of in-ring action? You can blame the IBF, but she was the original titleholder at featherweight for 5 years before having to vacate the title in July 2020.  Han moved up to lightweight to face Taylor for this contest and was granted the mandatory challenger at lightweight.

That is how we get the fight to take place. The last time Han traveled outside the El Paso confines, she lost by majority decision in a close fight against Ji-Hye Woo by majority decision in 2014. Han speaking about that fight, still feels she had won that contest.

“The fight with Woo is one that I fought my best fight, but the judges decided to give the win to Woo. I’m still disappointed about that,” Han said.

This fight on paper may be an IBF mandatory, but Taylor has been seen in more close fights than anyone in more recent memory, male or female. Those close fights could be the chance for the 38-year mother of two to bring the titles back to the United States and fulfill a lifelong dream.

“I’ve been working all my life, and I’m ready. God gave me this opportunity, and I’m going to take it. I am going to make El Paso proud as always,” Han noted.

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