Already a transcendent amateur, Katie Taylor is now 15-0 as a professional. In what was her ninth world title fight since switching to the paid ranks in November 2016, Saturday’s triumph means Taylor has become Ireland’s third ever dual-weight title-holder.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
Halloween week has always been central to the Katie Taylor story. It was on October 31 that her journey truly began back in 2001, a then 15-year-old Taylor edging out Alanna Murphy on Ireland’s first-ever slate of sanctioned female boxing.
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
Katie Taylor became undisputed lightweight champion after receiving a razor-thin majority decision against Delfine Persoon in a contest which will go down as a genuine watershed moment for women's boxing.
Sun, 02 Jun, 2019
Katie Taylor says the defence of her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles against current WBC World super-featherweight champion, Eva Wahlstrom at Madison Square Garden Saturday night will be the toughest assignment of her professional career but remains confident of overcoming her unbeaten opponent.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
Leo Santa Cruz’s shadow hung over the formal launch for Carl Frampton’s ring return yesterday, but it would be wrong to suggest that the Belfast ‘Jackal’ has a one-track mind in terms of his fighting future.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
Anthony Joshua can still recall the culture shock of walking into the GB Boxing gym for the first time as an impressionable amateur ill-equipped to begin a journey which would sweep him to the top of his sport.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016