Katie Taylor will defend her world titles against mandatory IBF challenger Kimberley Connor on 28 July at the O2 Arena in London.

Taylor will place both the IBF and WBA belts on the line as she takes on the 37-year-old American, who has a record of 13 wins in 16 fights.

The fight will take place on the undercard of English heavyweight Dillian Whyte taking on New Zealand’s Joseph Parker.

Taylor has fought nine times as a professional and picked up her first world title, the vacant WBA strap, in just her seventh bout, beating Anahi Esther Sanchez in Cardiff last October, before securing the IBF title in April, by recording a unanimous decision win over Victoria Noelia Bustos at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Upcoming opponent, Connor, previously challenged Bustos for that IBF title, yet was beaten on points. She also lost another world title fight back in 2011 as she succumbed to the highly rated Amanda Serrano in what was a super-featherweight bout.

Connor won her last outing, beating Jasmine Clarkson by unanimous decision over six rounds. Taylor previously fought Clarkson and stopped the American southpaw in three.