Katie Taylor aiming to unify lightweight division after Victoria Bustos fight

Katie Taylor has vowed to unify the lightweight division before the end of the year as she prepares to face IBF champion Victoria Bustos in New York, live on Sky Sports.

WBA champion Taylor will look to add the IBF belt to her collection when she faces Bustos at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 28.

Bustos is hoping to defend her IBF title for the sixth successive time after first winning the belt in September 2013, but Taylor insists she has enough quality to see off her Argentine opponent.

“I’m so excited to be fighting in the Barclays Center again,” said Taylor. “It’s a huge fight for me against a great opponent, one of the longest reigning champions, but I’m training hard already and I know I can deliver a big performance and put on the fight of the night.

“Last year was huge for me but it was only the start and I believe that 2018 will be even bigger.

“Unifying the lightweight division was a goal of mine from day one in the pros and I want to have all the belts by the end of the year.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “Katie won it all as an amateur and she’s ready to dominate as a pro. Katie has taught me that it’s not about women’s boxing – it’s about boxing.

“Katie is the best female fighter on the planet – no question. The Irish will be out in force and do not miss watching this girl fight, she’s incredible.”