What a night it has been for Katie Taylor at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, where she has been crowned WBA lightweight champion of the world.
Taylor boxed her way to a dominant unanimous decision victory with all three judges scoring the contest 99-90 in favour of the Bray native.
In what was Katie’s first 10-round fight in her professional career, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist looked in control from the outset and all the way through the bout.
After turning professional remarkably a mere eleven months ago off the back of a disappointing Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Taylor has proven she is a true superstar in the world of women’s combat sports yet again.
The 31-year-old joined Ray D’Arcy live on RTÉ television for an interview not long after the final bell and wore her wounds of battle proudly as she couldn’t hide her sheer delight at being crowned world champion. Taylor gave a shoutout to her mother who was involved in the in-ring celebrations and revealed how relieved she was that all the hard work which accumulated in tonight’s result has paid off.
Of course, now everyone wants to know, when will see Katie fight on home soil?
Working under the Matchroom Boxing banner with Eddie Hearn as her promoter, there is no fear of Taylor being in unsafe hands. Hearn has a vision which foresees a title defence in Dublin coming about some time in summer 2018.
We like the sound of that.
Check out Taylor’s modest and joyful interview below:
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) October 28, 2017