A big American battle is looming
Ring Kings, the North American subsidiary of Final Bell Boxing, announces that Chelsea Carter will defend her American Super Lightweight title against Taylor Grant at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The superfight, scheduled for 10 rounds of three minutes under unified rules, will be the main event of the evening with Jeffrey Cain as the referee. It will be telecast by Star Sports 2 in North America and Box TV across Europe.
Chelsea “High Voltage” Carter, aged 24, is the defending champion and ranked number 5 worldwide as a Super Lightweight by BOX! Magazine. The explosive boxer has amassed 7 wins, including five knockouts, and one loss as a professional.
Taylor “Peppermint” Grant, 26, is ranked as number 2 worldwide by BOX! Magazine when coming in as the challenger. The fast puncher boasts an impressive record of 19 wins, 12 of them by way of knockout, and one loss.
“I keep saying that Final Bell is a prime provider of organised violence for a reason, says CEO Heidi Becker. We deliver superb matchups between marquee fighters to delight the fans and make sure that the boxers are fairly treated. This is how we roll.”
Seats at the arena will cost $100 and VIP tables $500, sold exclusively online and redeemable through the Final Bell mobile app.
There were no rumblings in the background in the making of this match. Only contract negotiations since Taylor had already accepted a public challenge by Chelsea. They settled on a 50-50 split of the purse due to the challenger’s appeal drawing attention to the matchup.
There are, however, intense reactions to an anticipated superfight.
Massive, massive match. It wouldn’t be out of place as a world championship. I’m booking my flight and hotel now, and thank @chelseacarter in advance for a free ticket 😆
Pro tip: bring a shield. Chelsea and Taylor are nuclear powers.
Elsie Nadege, who doesn’t hide her primal love for pugilism, weighs in.
Who gets this one? Grant is a dangerous favourite but I say that Carter scores the upset. She’s got that ability to survive even when she shouldn’t.
Either way, the sound of their punches will be exquisite 😍