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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Katie Taylor

Last year
# London Calling
'Female fighters are putting the males to shame in terms of the challenges they are accepting'
Katie Taylor and Eddie Hearn were speaking at their pre-fight press conference in London.
# Ambition
'Stuff of dreams' - Taylor eyes Croke Park homecoming fight ahead of title defence in Wembley
The 36-year-old aims to defend her undisputed lightweight champion status against Argentina’s Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
# Touch Gloves
Katie Taylor to defend her undisputed lightweight title in London in October
The Bray woman will put her belt on the line against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
# Plan B
UFC and boxing legend Holly Holm becomes leading candidate to face Taylor at Croke Park
The former three-weight boxing world champion left the sport for MMA in 2013 in search of better opportunities, but may pivot back to face the Irish icon.
# Road to Croker
The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?
It’s time to bring Katie Taylor home.
# Record Breaker
Katie Taylor's triumph over Amanda Serrano attracted 1.5 million viewers worldwide
Fans tuned in across 170+ markets worldwide.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# high point
Katie Taylor: 'Tonight was absolutely the best moment of my career'
Eddie Hearn is keen on staging a Taylor-Serrano sequel in Ireland.
# the legend continues
Katie Taylor comes back from the brink to defeat Amanda Serrano in fight for the ages
On an electrifying night in New York, the Irish great gritted out a seismic victory over her slightly favoured longtime rival after being badly hurt in the fifth round.
# next gen
From 'sh****ng it' meeting Katie Taylor as a 14-year-old to fighting on her Madison Square Garden undercard
Australia’s Skye Nicolson, whose boxing brothers died tragically before she was born, is hellbent on carrying their legacy to new heights.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano fight tonight?
The blockbuster fight will kick off at around 3.00am Irish time.
# Electric
Hairs raised and roof lifted at MSG as Taylor and Serrano make weight for title showdown
The Irish turned out in force, with plenty of Puerto Rican noise too, as Saturday night’s protagonists faced off on stage.
# Test
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# a night of firsts
Katie Taylor 'couldn't care less' that she's the underdog for the first time in her career
‘I think we were supposed to be fighting in Eddie Hearn’s backyard during the pandemic, so I think MSG and a packed 20,000 arena… It is a bit better.’
# casey on boxing
Taylor's coolness, jewellery wagers, and becoming the Irish Ricky Hatton
Katie Taylor seems to be operating on a different plane in advance of the biggest fight of her professional career.
# Garden Party
Katie Taylor confident of producing her very best on historic night in New York
The Bray woman has an unblemished 20-0 record since turning professional in 2016.
# casey on boxing
Taylor v Serrano: I'm not one to read too much into a fighter's body language, but...
Gavan Casey elbows to the front of a packed media workout in Manhattan.
# dem apples
'We're not selling out MSG just because people are going, 'Let's go and support women's sport''
With MSG almost sold out for Saturday, Eddie Hearn has reiterated that he would be ‘very disappointed’ if Taylor never fights in Ireland as a professional.
# New York Giants
Casey on Boxing: Good morning from New York
Gavan Casey touches down in the Big Apple ahead of a mega-fight in the Garden.
# William Hill
Who will win the biggest female fight of all time? Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano preview
Gavan Casey lays out where Saturday’s headline bout could be won and lost, with the latest William Hill odds.
# KT
'It is the best versus the best' - Taylor and Serrano appear on top US TV show together
The pair face off in the biggest female fight of all time this weekend.
# Undisputed
Katie Taylor sidesteps Serrano’s call for 12 three-minute rounds
The pair are due to meet for the undisputed world lightweight crown in New York on 30 April.
# meeting the enemy
Taylor: 'This is going to be a career-defining night... But I have been refined in the fire'
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano stared down for the first time ahead of their 30 April superfight on a hectic media day in New York.
# monumental
Katie Taylor 'on the brink' of having Serrano showdown finalised
Eddie Hearn: ‘I want to stop saying, ‘This is the biggest fight in female boxing’. This is one of the biggest fights in boxing.’
All time
# Results are In
Taylor and Harrington voted Ireland's most admired athletes in 2021
Rachael Blackmore and Johnny Sexton share second place on the poll conducted by Teneo Sport.
# held up her end
Amanda Serrano dominates common opponent Gutierrez to set up superfight with Katie Taylor
The Puerto Rican southpaw dominated the rock-solid Spaniard to pave the way for an April showdown.
# taylor v sharipova
Taylor must send not-so-gentle reminder of why she's boss
The Irish icon can send a message to the boxing world that the rumours of her decline are premature with an impressive victory tonight.
# happy christmas sure
Champion Taylor and challenger Sharipova - bearing a gift - face off for final time before title bout
The champion and challenger safely made weight for tomorrow night’s encounter in Liverpool, but not without another slightly awkward exchange.
# nominees
Six women included on RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2021 shortlist
The winner will be announced on Saturday, 18 December,
# russian blues
'I do remember her coming up to me after that and actually apologising for her comments in London'
Katie Taylor responds to Sofya Ochigava’s recent comments about their 2012 Olympic final and discusses her involvement in a new boxing video game.
# we don't let this slip
'It feels like we're up against this country-backed fighter who has come in on a mission to dethrone Katie'
With so much on the line for Katie Taylor, Firuza Sharipova and her huge travelling party have spooked Eddie Hearn on Merseyside.
# appreciate the concern
Katie Taylor: 'I'm not thinking about retirement right now - but I guess everyone else is'
‘My whole childhood was based around this Olympic dream that I had… But never in a million years did I think I’d be in the position that I’m in now.’
# Boxing
Taylor to face WBA no.1 contender in final hurdle before potential Serrano superfight
The fight will take place in Liverpool on Saturday 11 December.
# you best not miss
'I don't think any of the big names can actually fight without mentioning my name'
Katie Taylor wants all the belts at 140 and 147 pounds. It sounds like an extra career’s worth of hassle, but it might take only two fights.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you watch Katie Taylor's fight last night?
Taylor earned a shutout victory on the judges’ scorecards, improving her professional record to 19-0.
# Aaaand still
Katie Taylor dominates Jennifer Han from pillar to post to defend undisputed crown
Taylor earned a shutout victory on the judges’ scorecards, improving her professional record to 19-0(6KOs).
# texas forever
Jennifer Han is chaneling 'a community effort' from El Paso to dethrone Katie Taylor
‘I don’t plan on fighting Katie Taylor’s fight. I don’t plan on standing in front of her and letting her do what she does best.’
# marching on
Taylor on weight as she's warmly welcomed to Leeds, while things heat up between Lara and Warrington
The undisputed champ and her challenger comfortably made weight for tomorrow night’s world-title contest.
# The Boss
'I said to her: 'How many more fights have you got?' She looked at me like she was going to kill me'
Eddie Hearn wants Katie Taylor to headline at Madison Square Garden versus Amanda Serrano, ‘but we’ve got to get it over the f***ing line.’
# William Hill
Can she end her knockout drought? Preview and tips for Katie Taylor's latest title fight
The undisputed lightweight champion faces American boxer Jennifer Han in Leeds on Saturday night.