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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Katie Taylor

All time
# 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.
# Nearly there
Taylor overcomes career-toughest test and batters Volante to win third world title
After a thrilling encounter, Taylor is now the IBF, WBA and WBO World lightweight champion.
# Taylor Made
Taylor moving the dial in USA whether critics like it or not
Katie Taylor is on the verge of a major breakthrough for women’s pro boxing.
# weight made
'She just said to me: 'I'm here, I'm here.' And I was like: 'Yeah... So am I''
Katie Taylor, Jono Carroll and their opponents have all safely made weight for their respective world-title clashes in Philly.
# gang's all there
Olympic stars, Carroll and Spike fly flag for Ireland on massive St Patrick's weekend Stateside
The American fight scene will be painted green this coming weekend, with a host of Irish boxing stars in key fights.
# Katie
The 2018 documentary 'Katie' is now on Netflix and if you need any convincing, here's what critics thought
It’s well worth a watch.
# Job Done
Delfine Persoon walks through tough foe to set up potential undisputed title clash with Katie Taylor
Persoon inflicted a first stoppage defeat on Melissa St Vil to hold up her end of the bargain ahead of Taylor’s clash with Rose Volante.
# moving the dial
'There were times when I didn't even ask how much I was getting for the fights - I'd just find out afterwards'
Katie Taylor knows her value in boxing’s punch-for-pay ranks, and so do her opponents, but money remains low on her list of priorities.
# And so it begins
Shields and Hammer get ball rolling for women's superfights, and Taylor's big nights should follow
After 15-odd years in the wilderness, women’s professional boxing is about to explode.
# not messing about
'I never hid!' - Rose Volante ready to halt Katie Taylor's march in unification clash
‘Queen Rose’ wasn’t impressed by Brian Peters’ claims that she was ‘hiding out in Brazil’ instead of answering the call to face Taylor.
# the big one
Joshua confirmed for US debut with Katie Taylor pencilled in for undisputed title fight
Taylor must first vanquish Rose Volante in a major fight in March, but is due to face Delfine Persoon in New York provided she’s successful.
# superfight
Shields and Hammer finally confirmed for arguably the most significant fight in women's boxing history
Olympic legend and current professional trailblazer Claressa Shields will face fellow middleweight champ Christina Hammer for all the belts in April.
# Irish Abroad
Spike to make Boston return on bumper St Patrick's weekend for Irish boxing in America
Katie Taylor and Jono Carroll have world-title fights on Friday 15 March, while Michael Conlan returns to Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day.
# world title doubleheader
Dublin's Carroll and champion Farmer trade barbs at spicy Philly press conference
Katie Taylor also spoke in Philadelphia ahead of her world-title unification clash with Rose Volante on the same bill.
# Grudge match
'She better be ready for me': Serrano sounds warning to rival Katie Taylor after 40-second KO
Now a seven-weight world champion, Amanda Serrano is pencilled in to fight Taylor later this year.
# Great Watch
'Amazing,' 'inspirational',' 'fantastic' - huge praise for Katie Taylor documentary
Michael Conlan and Anthony Daly were among those who paid tribute to ‘Katie’ on RTÉ.
# road to undisputed
It's on: Taylor seals world-title unification clash as Volante signs on the dotted line
WBA and IBF World lightweight champ Katie Taylor will attempt to relieve Rose Volante of her WBO strap in Philadelphia on Patrick’s weekend.
# difficult times
'She has good morals': Pete Taylor opens up on pre-Rio Olympics split with daughter Katie
‘She said: ‘If you’ve split up with my mother then I don’t want you in my corner”, the trainer recalled to the ‘No Shame’ podcast.
# make the time
Critically acclaimed 'Katie' film to air on RTÉ and become available in UK next week
The documentary will become available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Sky Store, Microsoft and Google in the UK from Monday.
# why always katie
'The sport of female boxing isn’t Katie Taylor': Serrano frustrated by rival's impact on pro game
‘Now that Katie Taylor’s in the sport, now people want to open their minds and their pockets for female fighters. It’s not fair,’ said the six-weight world champ.
# long time no see
John Joe Nevin to join fellow Olympic hero Katie Taylor on huge Patrick's weekend fight card in Philly
Unbeaten prospect Nevin, 30, is aiming to ignite his career in 2019 after a stop-start few years.
# Breakthrough
American promoter working on landmark all-women's pro boxing card this spring
Lou DiBella told BoxingScene that women’s pro boxing card is ‘way beyond its time.’
# Speedbumps
Taylor paying price for changing the game, but the best must start fighting the best in women's boxing
The female fight game is on the rise, but it will flatline if the fights aren’t right. Currently, two fellow champions are pricing themselves out of a scrap with Katie Taylor.
# big feelings
'I knew I was likely to lose': Wahlstrom salutes 'phenomenal' Taylor in candid statement
‘I called my former coach who trained me for 10 years for his opinion; ‘You’ll lose it,’ he said. ‘I know,’ I said. ‘But I still want to try.”
# March Madness
Taylor and Carroll set for Irish boxing world-title doubleheader on St Patrick's weekend
Katie Taylor and Jono Carroll are expected to fight in a world-title doubleheader in Philadelphia in mid-March.
# unbeaten
'It was just a privilege to fight here in Madison Square Garden in front of so many Irish people'
Katie Taylor successfully defended her WBA and IBF lightweight titles against Eva Wahlstrom last night.
# Three and easy
No fairytale of New York for Fielding as Canelo destroys him in three rounds
Saul Alvarez dropped Rocky Fielding in every round en route to victory.
# Dazzling display
Imperious Taylor lights up Wahlstrom and Madison Square Garden with career-best display
Taylor dazzled under the MSG lights as she earned a shutout victory over her former rival.
Taylor and Wahlstrom safely on weight for world-title showdown at Madison Square Garden
Katie Taylor faces her former amateur rival in New York tomorrow night.
# KT
'Somebody's 0 has to go' - Katie Taylor braced for MSG debut against familiar foe
The undefeated and unified lightweight champion of the world faces Eva Wahlstrom on Saturday night.