Katie Taylor faces Monica Gentili in third professional fight

Taylor is fighting on the undercard of David Haye and Tony Bellew's heavyweight bout this weekend

Katie Taylor, Boxing

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Katie Taylor will face Italian Monica Gentili in her third professional fight this weekend in London's O2 Arena.

Taylor has blasted her way to two wins from her first two fights, defeating Viviane Obenhauf last time out and started her professional career with a third round stoppage of Karina Kopinska.

Now, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist comes up against Gentili who holds a professional record of six wins and six defeats.

The 39-year-old comes off the back of decision victories against Suzana Radovanovic and Milena Svonja. Prior to this, she had lost six of her previous seven fights, suffering a knockout defeat just once. 

Taylor was in Ratoath this afternoon as she continues her training for her next fight and her third in the space of less than five months.

The Bray native was supposed to be fighting on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin on St Patrick's Day weekend in New York, but negotiations between her promoted Matchroom Boxing and American outfit Top Rank boxing fell through.