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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Katie Taylor

All time
# 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.
# KT
Katie Taylor wants the biggest fights as she aims to build powerful legacy
Taylor was due to defend her status as undisputed lightweight champion against Amanda Serrano last weekend.
# Legends
20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.
# PREDICTION
Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight
Claressa Shields predicts Amanda Serrano v Katie Taylor will work out 60:40 in the Puerto Rican’s favour.
# in the basement
'I feel like my whole life has been in quarantine' - Taylor working from home ahead of new fight date
‘I said to my family: ‘You realise you’ve already been in isolation so much when you have to go into quarantine and nothing about your personal life changes.”
# by the wayside
Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off
Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the 2 May card in Manchester, which included Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin as the co-main event, has been postponed.
# waiting longer
Katie Taylor's showdown with Amanda Serrano set to be postponed
Confirmation will be made this week, with promoter Eddie Hearn set to hit pause on all boxing events until the summer at least.
# needle
'Katie feels like she's been disrespected by Serrano' - Taylor finally gets her chance to silence her rival
Katie Taylor versus Amanda Serrano for the undisputed lightweight title: a fight with plenty of needle and a fight to move the needle.
# Career-defining
Katie Taylor lands blockbuster fight against seven-weight champion
The Wicklow woman faces toughest test of her professional career when she meets Amanda Serrano in Manchester on 2 May.
# Date set
Confirmation of Braekhus and McCaskill fight could have knock-on effect for Taylor
The fight will be on the undercard of the Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker main event.
# divil a fear
'The one thing they never did was hit me... They knew I'd hit them back'
Katelynn Phelan, 19, took her inspiration not from Bray, but from Brooklyn, and wants to blaze a trail down a road less travelled.
# shots fired
Serrano on Taylor: 'She's average... She's not no superhero like everyone paints her to be'
‘There’s nothing really to her,’ said the Puerto Rican puncher, who is set to meet her Irish adversary this spring.
# 50 50
Katie Taylor's 'Super Bowl of women's boxing' may land closer to home than expected
Taylor and longtime rival, seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano, could clash in London for the Irishwoman’s undisputed title.
# Game of Thrones
Shields expects Braekhus to take 'easier' fight with Taylor in undisputed champion triangle
‘In my opinion, Katie Taylor is going to beat her, but she will not knock Cecilia Braekhus out. And Cecilia can live with that.’
# ross the boss
The quiet man in Katie Taylor's corner
Ross Enamait used to work for an investment management company. Now, he trains one of his biggest fans: the undisputed lightweight champion.
# ring queen
Katie Taylor caps memorable 2019 with prestigious Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year award
The Bray woman was recognised as the world’s outstanding female boxer after a year in which she became an undisputed and two-weight world champion.
# snappers delight
Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.
# breaker of chains
Headstone finally erected for African-American boxing great who died in Galway in 1818
Tom Molineaux died penniless and sick in Galway after a pioneering prizefighting career, and was buried in an unmarked grave.
# prestige worldwide
Katie Taylor named American Boxing Writers' Female Fighter of the Year
The Bray woman follows in the footsteps of Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields in pocketing the BWAA’s Christy Martin Award.
# plot twist
Persoon could face Kellie Harrington before Taylor rematch as she pursues Olympic dream
The Belgian former champion will bid to qualify for Tokyo 2020 next year, putting her sequel with Taylor on the back-burner.
# Toyshow
And the new... Katie Taylor surprises young fan Ella in Toy Show finale
The champ got a taste of what the next generation will look like tonight.
# winning ways
Persoon makes victorious return to keep alive plans for Sky Box Office Taylor rematch in 2020
The Belgian won a unanimous decision in a war with Helen Joseph as she temporarily stepped down in weight.
# taking no chances
Her earnings could be crushed by a drug cheat: VADA testing compulsory for future Taylor fights
‘For $25,000 or $30,000, in the grand scheme of Katie Taylor in terms of purses, that is when it’s not too expensive.’
# turning point
Katie Taylor is becoming their champion as well as our own
Manchester felt like a seminal moment in Taylor’s ascent to stardom outside of Ireland.
# thank u next
US broadcaster wants Taylor to headline all-female card in March, with Serrano showdown a possibility
Eddie Hearn confirmed he gave Amanda Serrano a new deal and said, ‘This time, we’re going to make you sign it rather than your promoter’.
# watch your mouths
'Eventually, I'll shut them up. I'm going to have a chance to shut them all up'
Katie Taylor had a warning for Amanda Serrano and Delfine Persoon after becoming a two-weight world champion.
# annnd the new
Taylor outclasses teak-tough Linardatou to become two-weight world champion
The Irish icon took her licks but won a unanimous decision in Manchester.
# million-dollar katie
'I keep signing a new contract with her and one fight later, the contract looks sh**'
Eddie Hearn doesn’t promote Katie Taylor in the interest of political correctness.
# Gains
Taylor tips scales heavier than light-welterweight champion on eve of title bid in second division
‘Sure, listen, they’re all confident getting into the ring, aren’t they?’
# Now You're Talking
Taylor-Persoon rematch could land in UK as Sky Sports Box Office headliner - Hearn
The promoter confirmed Sky Sports are keen on Taylor topping a pay-per-view bill in what would be a landmark development in women’s boxing.