After falling short in her last fight against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 55 last Saturday, Holly Holm has been targeted for another fight. But this time, in the boxing ring.
In her last outing, Holm dropped a razor-thin and controversial split decision to Vieira, who spent most of the 25 minutes getting controlled by Holm.
After getting a disappointing fight result, Holm apparently now hit the jackpot. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ is rumored to be the frontrunner to box for the Undisputed Lightweight world championship against Katie Taylor.
The reigning lightweight Queen Taylor, just came out of the biggest women’s boxing match in history having defeated Amanda Serrano in New York last month.
While both Taylor and Serrano has expressed their desire for a rematch, the talks apparently broke down mid way.
While famously known as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion and the dethroner of Ronda Rousey, Holm was also a top boxer prior to her MMA career.
Holding a record of 33-2-3 with 9 knockouts, Holm once held the unified WBA and WBC welterweight title in 2007. She also starts competing in MMA in 2011 while still being an active boxer.
However, she hung her boxing gloves and fully-transitioning to MMA in 2013. She then fight under the Legacy Fighting Championship following her retirement from boxing.
A year later, the-then undefeated Holm was finally attracting the big leagues and signs with a five-fight contract with the UFC.
Following a back-to-back decision win in the promotion, Holm is set to face fellow undefeated Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight championship. Holm then shocked the world by knocking ‘Rowdy’ out cold in front of the record-setting crowd of UFC 193.
With the victory over Rousey, Holm holds the distinction of the only athlete to win major championships in both MMA and boxing.
And now at 40 and on the decline of her fighting career, Holm apparently called out for one last hurrah in boxing against one of the pound-for-pound female boxers.
If it’s eventually materialized, they are rumored to be fighting in front of 82,300 fans in Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
Win or lose, that will surely be one heck of a way to close an amazingly decorated career of Holly Holm.