Sources: Taylor, Yoka-Mossely in talks over fight


Lightweight undisputed champion Katie Taylor is in discussions with Estelle Yoka-Mossely over a potential fight, sources have told ESPN.

Taylor, who is No. 1 in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings, has not fought since coming away with an unanimous decision victory over Natasha Jonas on May 1.

Taylor (18-0, 6 KOs) appears in line to renew her rivalry with 2016 Olympic gold medalist Yoka-Mossely later this year.

Yoka-Mossely (9-0, 6 KOs) sent shockwaves around the boxing world when she earned a victory over Taylor at the 2016 World Championships semifinals — it was Taylor’s first defeat in 11 years.

Prior to the shock result, Taylor had won the previous three fights between the pair.

The French boxer went on to claim Olympic lightweight gold months later in Rio and has since produced some impressive displays since turning professional.

Yoka-Mossely is unbeaten in nine fights with her most recent victory coming against German Verena Kaiser in March in Nantes.

After the bout, Yoka-Mossely said she will look to compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris and attempt to claim a second gold medal.

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