Katie Taylor will still box for a world title in Cardiff tomorrow night despite WBA lightweight champion Anahi Sanchez missing weight for the Principality Stadium encounter.

Sanchez tipped the scales one pound over the weight and was unable to shed the excess weight within the allocated time.

As a result, the fight will go ahead and Taylor can still claim the now vacant belt with victory. 

The Bray fighter tipped the scales at 9st 8.5lbs, while the Argentinian was initially 9st 10lbs, which means she will have to relinquish the belt. 

Quoted on Sky Sports, Taylor said: "[Sanchez's missed weight] doesn’t bother me. I’ve completely focused on my performance.

"My mind is purely on the fight. It’s up to her to get the weight off.

"Tomorrow evening is definitely the biggest night of my career."

Less than a year after her professional debut, Taylor will challenge Sanchez on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight fight against Carlos Takam.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist has eased past her previous six opponents to date and there are fears that she could be troubled against a more complete boxer.

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