Katie Taylor occupies a strange position in women’s boxing.
She’s been the biggest name in the sport for years, but only recently turned professional having competed at two Olympic games. Her presence in the paid ranks has inspired a mix of awe and opportunity for many boxers, and nowhere is this more evident in the case of Kimberly Connor.
The American arrived at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday confident of causing one of the sport’s great upsets, but Taylor retained her IBF and WBA female lightweight titles in just three rounds, stopping her overmatched foe.
— Fuckie Chinster (@Daily_Bruise) July 28, 2018
A head clash caused a massive cut and swelling for Taylor, but there was no sign of resentment from the notoriously respectful Irishwoman when Connor visited her locker room after the fight.
Taylor moves on to a massive October fight in the States against Cindy Serrano, something which even Connor was admiring when speaking to the 2012 Olympic gold medallist.
She signed off by stating: “You’re living my dream.”
— Brian Peters (@BPPboxing) July 29, 2018
Katie won’t be as easy-going come October though, offering to fight Serrano’s sister Amanda, a 34-1 WBO champion, on the same night.