Katie Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn has detailed his plans for the Irish boxer in 2019, with her next bout set to take place in March against WBO champion Rose Volante in the United States.

Hearn wants to see Taylor unify the lightweight division, with Delfine Persoon for the WBC belt the next target.

The Bray fighter already holds the IBF and WBA straps and will defend them against Eva Wahlstrom on Saturday in New York.

Hearn sees the Wahlstrom bout as her hardest fight as a professional so far.

He told Sky Sports: "This will be Katie's toughest fight to date. Wahlstrom is undefeated in 23 fights and a WBA super-featherweight world champion.

"After that, we are trying to get her to fight the WBO champion Rose Volante in the United States in March - we are just negotiating at the moment.

"Then hopefully Katie will fight Delfine Persoon for the WBC and undisputed title, before taking on Amanda Serrano and Cecilia Braekhus."

Braekhus has won all 35 fights in her career and has been undisputed welterweight champion since 2014.

Serrano has been discussed as a possible opponent, particularly since Katie beat her sister Cindy earlier this year.