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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Katie Taylor

All time
# real recognise real
Taylor on Harrington: 'What she's doing for those kids - inspiring a generation - is very, very special'
‘The young girls growing up actually watching Kellie win that gold medal: you have no idea what that’s going to do for kids in that area.’
# Options
Kellie Harrington has ability to be 'very successful' in pro ranks, says Barry McGuigan
And a mega fight with Katie Taylor would be ‘massive’.
# Where There's A Will
From sleeping in a church to the top of the boxing world - with the help of a milk carton
Jessica McCaskill: from homelessness to investment banking, willing a Katie Taylor fight into existence, and becoming a living legend in her own right.
# sofa watch
Sofa Watch: Irish Olympic hopefuls join Ryan as the Late Late wraps up for the summer
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# champion's rally
Taylor edges out Jonas in another enthralling encounter to defend undisputed title
The Irish icon earned a razor-tight unanimous decision over her friend and foe from Liverpool in a modern classic.
# Katie
Katie Taylor focused on Jonas bout ahead of possibly switching divisions
Taylor defends her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight titles against Jonas at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
# Test
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# best in the business
'Expect Taylor-Jonas to be another classic akin to their Olympic clash'
We preview the undisputed lightweight champion’s long-awaited rematch and Man United’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool on the latest episode of The Punt.
# Back To The Future
Same but different: Taylor and Jonas promise more fireworks nine years on from Olympic classic
The Irish icon won a thrilling London Olympics quarter-final between them, but the Liverpudlian knows how to tear up a script.
# warning
'Everyone’s got weaknesses' - Liverpool's Jonas gearing up for Katie Taylor fight
Natasha Jonas will take on the Irish boxing star this weekend
# two-time SPOTY
Katie Taylor named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for 2020
Taylor, who earned a thrilling rematch win over Delfine Persoon and headlined a major breakthrough for women’s boxing on Sky, last won the award in 2012.
# 2020 Survey
Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star
Taylor’s win over Delfine Persoon was voted the most memorable sporting moment.
# Best of the best
Katie Taylor and Sam Bennett among nominees for 2020 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Ciarán Kilkenny, Gearóid Hegarty, Sanita Puspure and Colin Keane are also in the running.
# world recognition
Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession
And still…
# Looking Back
‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer
Former Peamount star Ruth Comeford on the influences that shaped her career.
# the eagle has landed
Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.
# aaand still
Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running
The Irish icon has retained the prestigious end-of-year award and also remains top of the BWAA’s pound-for-pound rankings.
# New Frontiers
'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'
Multi-billion-pound streaming giant DAZN is now live in Ireland, but they see an Irish sporting icon as a key part of their global expansion plans.
# recognition
Katie Taylor included on 6-strong shortlist for SPOTY World Sport Star award
LeBron James, Dustin Johnson and Khabib Nurmagomedov also make the list.
# fight like a girl
The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night
With Jane Couch watching on, it was fitting that Katie Taylor and co. put their fists through the glass ceiling at Wembley Arena, of all places.
# Popular
Over 2 million in Britain and Ireland watch Katie Taylor's fight
Meanwhile, in more good news for the 34-year-old Bray native, she has just been named Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound number one fighter.
# Aaaand still
Taylor batters game Gutierrez to retain undisputed title in near shutout
The Irish icon dropped Miriam Gutierrez and hurt in her several rounds but had to settle for an almost-perfect unanimous decision.
# Fight Week
'It's so good to see an Irish athlete headlining this event. Think of all the girls sitting at home, and boys as well'
Katie Taylor’s latest title defence and England v Ireland are up for discussion as Kathleen McNamee and Johnny Ward join us on this week’s edition of The Punt.
# Boxing
'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'
Katie Taylor on her free-to-air fight this Saturday, her cultural significance in professional boxing, and the debate over female fighters’ earnings.
# KT
Katie Taylor's world title defence to be broadcast free to all on Saturday night
Taylor v Gutierrez to be show on Sky Sports Mix as well as YouTube, Facebook and the Sky Sports website.
# November reign
Katie Taylor to return to the ring in November for mandatory title defence
Taylor will take on unbeaten Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed.
# Best of the best
Katie Taylor #2 as Ring Magazine release inaugural women's pound-for-pound rankings
Three-weight world champion Claressa Shields tops Ring Magazine’s list.
# repeat
Katie Taylor defends her undisputed title in another entertaining nail-biter with Persoon
Delfine Persoon said she believed Taylor deserved her unanimous decision following another close encounter between the two rivals.
# legacy at stake
For the first time, Taylor enters a fight with as much on the line for her as London 2012
Scrutinous eyes not only from Ireland but from all corners of the globe will be on her performance tonight, the weight of the world on her shoulders.
# bogeywoman
'Everybody thought: 'She's a legend, nobody can beat her.' Now, we know it's possible'
Delfine Persoon sets out to break Irish hearts and become arguably the greatest ever female professional boxer tonight.
# straightener
Safely on weight, Taylor and Persoon face off for final time before tomorrow's rematch
The Belgian weighed in almost 2.5lbs heavier than she did for their original scrap, but was comfortably under the 135-pound limit.
# disputed champion
'It's been hanging over my head over the last year' - Taylor sets out to avenge her own victory
Ahead of her eagerly anticipated rematch with Delfine Persoon on Saturday, Katie Taylor says she is ‘looking forward to shutting up everyone that has criticised me’.
# destiny's child
‘If you offered me €500m or Olympic Gold, I’d tell you to keep your money’
The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to open tomorrow but instead of parading around Japan’s National Stadium, medal prospect Michaela Walsh will be running north Belfast’s roads.
# straightener
Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden
A sequel to their June 2019 classic at Madison Square Garden, during which Taylor emerged as a controversial winner, is in the works.
# Bad Blood
Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano
A tweet from Taylor sparked an online war of words between Serrano, Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, and female boxing’s biggest fight now looks unlikely.
# matchroom square garden
Donovan gets the chance he has craved as he lands big fight on Sky Sports
Ireland’s James Tennyson will also fight on one of Matchroom’s ‘Fight Camp’ shows, while there may be room yet for Jason Quigley to feature.
# fight camp
Katie Taylor set for August title defence but no opponent confirmed
Amanda Serrano was expected to sign on for the clash on the Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin card.
# dreams
How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.
# future plans
Katie Taylor could feature, as Eddie Hearn hopes to bring boxing back at Matchroom headquarters
The British Boxing Board of Control indicated bouts can return in two months’ time subject to a series of strict regulations.
# planting the seed
Serrano preparing to face four people - 'the three judges and Katie Taylor' - in women's superfight
‘Whatever she brings, I’ll be able to bring it harder,’ said the seven-time world champion from Puerto Rico.