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# Katie Taylor

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# 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.
# taylor v persoon
'This time she will meet an opponent who isn't scared to punch back'
Delfine Persoon’s day job used to see her deal with incidents of suicide on Belgian railroads. Understandably, she feels she’s ‘harder’ than Katie Taylor.
# Jog on
Taylor's team deny accusations they had Persoon removed from New York hotel
The Belgian’s trainer and partner claimed he and Persoon were forced to switch hotels upon Taylor’s insistence.
# Goat
All the info you need to watch Katie Taylor's bid to become the undisputed world champion
One of Ireland’s greatest-ever athletes can unify all four belts at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# brutal honesty
Frampton says he had to rely on physical strength to hold his own with Katie Taylor in sparring
‘To potentially become undisputed champion inside 15 fights is an amazing achievement no matter how you break it down.’
# the big one
'Sometimes I'd nearly bring myself to tears even thinking about it - that's how much it means to me'
Media coverage is the last thing on Katie Taylor’s mind ahead of what she says is ‘by far the biggest night’ of her career.
# One to go
'Biggest night of my career' - Taylor says winning undisputed world title would surpass Olympic gold
The Irish boxing superstar can make it happen when she fights Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
# replacement
Andy Ruiz Jr to replace Jarrell Miller for heavyweight world-title clash with Joshua
Ruiz’s sole career defeat came against former ‘AJ’ opponent Joseph Parker in a majority decision.
# Grudge match
Hearn keen to ensure Serrano doesn't 'wriggle' out of women's superfight with Taylor
The promoter says Serrano has already signed a deal to fight Taylor, and is concerned by the confusion on the Puerto Rican’s end.
# Phew
Taylor-Persoon undisputed showdown still on despite Miller's failed drug test
The Anthony Joshua-headlined Madison Square Garden event will go ahead with or without Jarrell Miller.
# all the belts
It's on: Katie Taylor lands dream fight with rival Persoon for undisputed lightweight championship
Taylor has previously claimed that beating Persoon for all the marbles would be on a par with winning Olympic gold in 2012.
# Nearly there
Katie Taylor's undisputed showdown against Persoon still awaiting confirmation
The deal should be done in the coming days though.
# Still I Rise
From childhood abuse to absolute war with Billy Walsh, Claressa Shields has earned this the hard way
Rape survivor, Olympic champion, ‘The GWOAT’: Claressa Shields was dealt one of life’s most rotten hands, so she put her own to good use.
# big move back
Feared potential Katie Taylor foe could instead face Kellie Harrington at Tokyo Olympics
IBF World super-featherweight champion Maiva Hamadouche has stated her intention to compete at Tokyo 2020.
# Gamechanger
Undisputed 147-pound champ Braekhus eyeing 'very appealing' fight with Katie Taylor
The Norwegian star has previously told The42 that she’s willing to meet Taylor in the middle at 140 pounds.
# Full fight
In case you missed it: Watch Katie Taylor add WBO world title to her collection
Rose Volante was the latest champion to be dethroned by Bray’s finest in Philadelphia on Friday night.
# deal agreed
Beating Persoon in undisputed showdown 'would be equal to winning Olympic gold', says Taylor
The Bray woman set up the long-awaited clash for all four belts with a sizzling win over Rose Volante in Philadelphia.