Katie Taylor will defend her WBA World Lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill at London's York Hall, on Wednesday December 13.

Taylor secured her first pro strap with a comprehensive defeat of Argentina's Anahi Esther Sanchez at the  Principality Stadium in Cardiff last month.

The Bray star puts that title on the line for the first time in the famous east London venue against Chicago’s McCaskill. The 33-year-old boxes outside of the States for the first time in her career – and Taylor is ready to silence ‘CasKILLA’, who has been calling the champion out.

"If she's as relentless in the ring as she is on social media it should be a great fight!" said Taylor. "I'm more than happy to give her the opportunity and I certainly won't be avoiding anyone as a champion.

"I truly believe that this is only the start of things for me. I want all the belts and the biggest possible fights over the next few years.

"It’s been a great first year for me as a professional and this really sets me up for a great finish to it.

"Trash talking’s not really my thing but she seems to be happy to talk enough for the both of us anyway! Maybe it’s something she feels she has to do for her own confidence but none of that stuff matters once the first bell rings. I'm happy to let my boxing do the talking then and that's definitely where I express myself best."

McCaskill has a record of (5-1), while Taylor remains undefeated after seven fights in the paid ranks.

"I have a lot of respect for this sport and for Katie Taylor, but I will be bringing that belt and respect back with me," the American said.

"I want to be known as the number one in America and of course the world title is definitely the goal."