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# Katie Taylor

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# 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
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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.
# greece lightning
'You know her, but you don't know me. You haven't seen me much because my best fights are not on YouTube'
Champion Christina Linardatou is backing herself, seemingly literally, to beat Katie Taylor in Manchester on Saturday.
# shots fired
'Like a mouse and a cat' - Linardatou confident she can bully challenger Taylor up at 140 pounds
The Greek champion defends her title against the Irish icon this Saturday.
# Leading The Way
'You don't like getting those calls at 6 o'clock in the morning, but it's definitely going to help the sport'
Katie Taylor’s fight on Saturday will be the first in female pro boxing history to undergo a full Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency testing program.
# the dream
'If it wasn't for Katie, there's no way I'd be pro' - England's Harper moving closer to fighting her idol
‘If somebody told me a couple of years ago I’d be boxing on a Katie Taylor bill, I’d never have believed them.’
# Advice
'I would want her out of the game. I'm hoping this is her last fight' - Irish Olympic champion on Taylor
Michael Carruth believes that the world champion should hang up her gloves while she’s at the top.
# First Lady
Pound-for-pound rival and potential foe joins Katie Taylor in Hearn's promotional stable
Cecilia Braekhus [35-0, 9KOs] has signed a multi-fight deal with the English promoter.
# arch nemeses
'She fled the whole division... Katie Taylor needs me - I don't need Katie Taylor' - Serrano
The Puerto Rican is frustrated that Taylor has temporarily moved up in weight as the wait goes on for their women’s superfight.
# run it back
'I think the fight was just too close... I definitely have to beat her a lot more convincingly' - Taylor
Eddie Hearn doesn’t think Katie Taylor will ‘let him’ hold off a Delfine Persoon rematch for much longer, but Amanda Serrano will be next.
# dirty laundry
Taylor braced for 'huge 12 months' as opponent Linardatou and team cry foul in awkward presser
The champion’s manager claimed she stepped off in the plane in tears due to the lack of rematch clause in her contract.
# Landmark
Taylor to headline 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena in bid to become two-weight world champion
The Irish icon will top a bill across the water, with tickets available on StubHub from midday on Tuesday.
# real deal
Serrano dominates courageous Hardy to tee up potential 2020 New York headliner v Katie Taylor
The Battle for Brooklyn was won comprehensively by the Puerto Rican, while her Irish-American opponent once more proved her extraordinary mettle.