Katie Taylor will defend her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight world titles in a rematch against Delfine Persoon on 22 August.

Taylor became undisputed champion with a thrilling but controversial points win over Belgium's Persoon at Madison Square Garden last year.

Persoon was furious on the night, believing that she had done enough to beat the Bray boxer.

Taylor had been set to fight Amanda Serrano, but failure to agree the bout has led to promoter Eddie Hearn turning to the Belgian boxer. 

The fight will be part of 'Fight Camp' - a series of behind closed doors fights staged in Essex in England. 

"With Amanda Serrano not taking the fight I wanted the biggest fight possible in August and I think a second Persoon fight is one that everyone wants to see," said Taylor.

"I've been looking forward to a rematch ever since the first fight and I'm delighted it's been made. It was definitely very close first time around, but I felt I deserved the win and I intend to leave no doubts in the rematch."

Persoon said: "I am ready to get the victory following the injustice last June in New York, not by words but in the ring - I am ready."

Since beating Persoon, Taylor has fought once, moving up to super-lightweight and becoming a two-weight world champion after outpointing Christina Linardatou for the WBO's 140lb title.

And promoter Hearn is looking forward to seeing the Olympic champion attempt to settle her rivalry with Persoon, saying: "Wow! What a fight - what a night! To be honest I can't quite believe this fight has been made.

"I can't give enough credit to Katie and Delfine for agreeing to do it again. Since their epic fight of the year contender at MSG last year, everyone has wanted to see this once again and now we have it.

"I'm very proud to stage this fight especially at such a critical time for our sport - along with Whyte vs Povetkin, August 22 will be one not to forget."

The fight will be the chief support to heavyweight bout between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin and broadcast as pay per view on Sky Sports.