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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Katie Taylor

All time
# 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.
# battle for brooklyn
Hardy and Serrano make weight with world title, and potential Katie Taylor superfight, on the line
Serrano is contractually obliged to face Taylor should she vanquish champion Hardy.
# minister of memes
Shane Ross: 'My grandkids photoshopped me into the Jesus birth scene after Katie Taylor memes'
“I was with everybody, I think I was with Putin. I was with Donald Trump. I was at the landing the Moon landing.”
# get her to the greek
Taylor warned to expect Ali v Frazier-type war if she steps up in weight to face Linardatou
The WBO World light-welterweight champion’s manager admits Katie Taylor has ‘changed the financial landscape’ of women’s boxing.
# going global
CNN to air new Katie Taylor documentary to worldwide audience this Saturday
The film will be shown on CNN’s American and international channels, and will be available to watch in Ireland for many.
# Money where your mouth is
'She's the biggest puncher I've ever seen in women's boxing, and Katie's probably the best pure boxer'
Lou DiBella fancies a little wager between himself and old friend Brian Peters when their female boxing greats eventually square off.
# new road to undisputed
Taylor considering climb in weight for more belts as Serrano showdown drifts into next year
The undisputed lightweight world champion could challenge one of the 140-pound beltholders before the year is out.
# KT
'If you read all the comments on social media, you are going to get depressed'
She may be undisputed lightweight champion of the world but the best is yet to come, as Katie Taylor says herself.
# octoberfest
Serrano still the big target, but MMA star Holm a potential superfight for Taylor
A rematch with Delfine Persoon is inevitable for Katie Taylor, with a superfight against Holly Holm also a possibility.
# Role Model
Smiles and belts all round as Katie Taylor visits Temple Street
The Bray boxer was today announced as an official ambassador for the hospital.
# Not so fast
'You can't force an athlete to get into the ring' - Contract doesn't guarantee Taylor-Serrano showdown
Lou DiBella doesn’t believe Katie Taylor’s contentious victory was a symptom of corruption, but he also didn’t agree with it.
# the explainer
The Explainer: Why was there controversy over Katie Taylor's recent win?
In this week’s episode, we take a look at why the win is being appealed, and how judging in boxing works.
# Homecoming
'We are immensely proud': Crowds turn out to welcome Katie Taylor home to Bray
The former Olympic champion defeated the Belgian Delfine Persoon last Saturday night.
# guts for garters
Rematch in Belgium 'makes no sense', says Taylor, after Persoon questions her 'guts'
The Bray woman is keen for a rematch, but it’s unlikely to take place in 2019.
# Pete Taylor
Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner
The boxing trainer has also launched court proceedings against a number of news publications.
# Undisputed
Katie Taylor's Bray homecoming event to take place this Friday evening
The new undisputed lightweight champion can look forward to a warm reception in her home town this week.
# Homecoming
'It's great to be the best in the world' - Undisputed champion Taylor swarmed by fans in Dublin airport
Bray’s world champion was met by fans on her arrival in Dublin Airport following her win over Delfine Persoon on Saturday.
# met her match
Taylor finds more than she was looking for but disputed title win was no underhanded robbery
Taylor has become the most disputed undisputed champion in boxing, but her victory was not evidence of ‘corruption’.
# Homecoming
Minister Shane Ross to hold welcome reception for Katie Taylor at Dublin Airport
The Bray woman was crowned the Lightweight World Boxing Champion in a contentious fight on Saturday night.
# not having it
'I wouldn’t want to be like her': Persoon to appeal narrow loss to Taylor
The Belgian policewoman was defeated by Taylor in a tight contest at Madison Square Garden.
# run it back
Taylor open to Persoon rematch after undisputed title classic
‘I probably just stood there with her a bit too much, but that’s the way it goes, that’s my nature; I do love a good tear-up.’
# Absolute war
Taylor survives almighty scare to take undisputed title on razor-tight decision
Taylor was awarded a razor-tight contest on scores of 95-95 and 96-94 x2.
# the big one
We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden
Taylor was four pounds heavier than her opponent, but still safely under the lightweight limit.
# sticking to her guns
Taylor could be a bigger star but she's not interested in talking rubbish, says Hearn
The Bray woman’s promoter believes she’ll be top five pound-for-pound, male or female, if she beats Delfine Persoon.
# katie money
Volante bought mother a house, Persoon to build new community gym with money for fighting Taylor
The Irishwoman is the highest-paid female fighter on the planet, but her opponents aren’t doing too badly either.