Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg could beryllium connected her mode to making her boxing debut against the pound-for-pound No. 1 women’s boxer.
According to Sports Illustrated, negotiations are underway for a boxing lucifer successful December betwixt Cyborg and the 21-0 Katie Taylor. After the imaginable combat with Cyborg, Taylor could look a rematch against Amanda Serrano of their combat from earlier this year.
Negotiations are ongoing for @KatieTaylor to look MMA prima @CrisCyborg successful a boxing match, sources told @SInow. No woody yet, but the anticipation is for for Taylor to look Cyborg successful December — and past determination guardant with a rematch against Amanda Serrano successful Ireland adjacent spring.— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) June 24, 2022
A ceremonial combat announcement could travel successful the adjacent future.
Cyborg, pursuing a tumultuous tenure with the UFC, earned the Bellator featherweight rubric implicit Julia Budd astatine Bellator 238. She has gone connected to successfully support her rubric against Leslie Smith, Sinead Kavanagh, and astir precocious Arlene Blencowe.
Cyborg earned the UFC’s vacant featherweight rubric backmost astatine UFC 214 successful 2017. She ended up being astatine likelihood with UFC President Dana White and the brass implicit her alleged mistreatment and ended up signing with Bellator successful escaped agency.
Cyborg has ne'er competed successful the boxing ringing but does person a 2-1 grounds successful Muay Thai kickboxing.
Taylor most precocious outlasted Serrano successful an all-time classical backmost successful April. She holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring pistillate lightweight titles.
Taylor expressed involvement successful a crossover combat with Cyborg, among others, backmost successful December. She’s besides hinted astatine a imaginable aboriginal combat against erstwhile UFC champion and boxing Hall of Famer Holly Holm.
Cyborg could perchance support her rubric against Cat Zingano aboriginal this twelvemonth if Zingano earns a triumph this play astatine Bellator 282. It’s unclear if her adjacent Bellator combat volition instrumentality spot earlier oregon aft the planned Taylor matchup.
What is your absorption to the in-the-works Cris Cyborg vs. Katie Taylor fight?