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# Katie Taylor

All time
# 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.
# Four major fights
Plotting Katie Taylor's path towards the biggest women's fight of all time in 2019
Katie Taylor faces Eva Wahlstrom in a career-biggest test this Saturday, but provided she wins, the fights will only get bigger next year.
# Back in action
Olympic silver medalist John Joe Nevin to return to ring on big weekend for Irish boxers abroad
Nevin will aim to go 11-0 against a Nicaraguan journeyman in a bid to build momentum ahead of a crucial 2019.
# Old Rivals
Wahlstrom 'ready to do some thrashing' as Katie Taylor showdown is confirmed
Katie Taylor vs Eva Wahlstrom has been confirmed for the Canelo-Fielding card at MSG later this month.
# finnishing what they started
Taylor set for serious step up against former amateur rival at Madison Square Garden next month
A full 13 years after they met in the European Championships final, Katie Taylor and Eva Wahlstrom will put it all on the line again.
# thank u next
Katie Taylor to make Madison Square Garden debut on Canelo card next month
Taylor’s team are in talks with several prospective opponents ahead of next month’s marquee event in New York.
# high praise indeed
US star Shields sees herself and Katie Taylor as neck-and-neck atop pound-for-pound rankings
The two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-weight unified world champion is a longtime admirer of the Bray woman.
# fly on the wall
'Katie hasn’t seen the film. She says she looks forward to watching it when she retires'
Award-winning director Ross Whitaker on worries about doing an Irish trailblazer’s story justice and discovering her ‘unusual charisma’.
# new champs
Danny Jacobs wins on a split, Heather Hardy finally becomes world champ in New York
Danny Jacobs picked up the IBF middleweight strap with a hard-fought win over Ukrainian standout Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
# Nowhere to hide
Taylor superfight in the works as Hearn set to sign six-weight world champion Serrano
Taylor’s rival, Amanda Serrano, is set to become her Matchroom stablemate with a view to making a massive women’s bout in 2019.
# In your own time
Mayer: Time must be right for Taylor fight 'because it'd be a shame if the world wasn't watching'
US boxing prospect Mikaela Mayer remains on a collision course with Katie Taylor, but is in no rush to face the Irishwoman.
# Must-See
'For the first time, maybe, people will see the real me - get to know my real personality'
Katie Taylor and director Ross Whitaker talk to The42 about their already critically-acclaimed upcoming documentary.
# all too easy
'I expected a lot more': Taylor frustrated by negative Serrano and hopes her sister shows up for a scrap
‘I’d rather be knocked out while giving it my all than just survive for the 10 rounds,’ admitted a dissatisfied Katie Taylor.
# boxing lesson
Taylor toys with tough Cindy Serrano to retain titles in Boston as a 'Notorious' fan watches on
Taylor tormented Serrano for 10 rounds en route to a shutout victory.
# Fighting Irish
Boom-Boom Kennedy and the magic behind the Celtic Warrior gym
Garda Niall Kennedy will fight in Boston this weekend along with fellow Irish boxers Katie Taylor, Sean McComb and James Tennyson.
# Star Quality
Hearn eyeing December Canelo card and 'superfights' for Taylor provided she passes Boston test
Eddie Hearn also admitted that tonight’s title fight between his US recruit Tevin Farmer and Ireland’s James Tennyson ‘could go either way’.
# titletown
Taylor, Tennyson and respective opponents make weight for Irish world title doubleheader
Tennyson came in smack bang on the 130-pound limit for his first ever world title fight, while Taylor comfortably made 135 as per usual.
# Katie Trailer
The trailer for the new Katie Taylor documentary is here and it looks magnificent
‘KATIE’ hits Irish cinemas on 26 October.
# what a fight
Pound-for-pound queen willing to drop weight to face 'amazing' Katie Taylor in historic women's fight
If the price was right, Cecilia Braekhus would even relinquish her four world title belts for a groundbreaking fight with Taylor.
# Pulling no punches
Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston
‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.
# turn up for the books
Five years after his world 'shattered around him' in the ring, Tennyson fights for the world title in Boston
On 19 October 2013, Ireland’s James Tennyson was stopped by a 2-64-5 Latvian journeyman. On 20 October 2018, he fights for the world title at Boston’s TD Garden.
# Taylor's bunion
'Katie's not improving... She's definitely stoppable, and my hands are made to do exactly that'
Jessica McCaskill, who gave Katie Taylor a torrid time of it last Christmas, is back in pursuit of the champion.
# All-timer
Serrano bids to join Pacquiao and De La Hoya as 6-weight champ before inevitable Katie clash
Amanda Serrano will fight to join boxing royalty in September ahead of a potentially seminal women’s fight with Katie Taylor.
# titletown
Katie Taylor to fight at the home of the Boston Celtics after change of plans from promoter Hearn
Though originally scheduled for 6 October in Chicago, Taylor will instead face Serrano in front of an Irish-heavy crowd on the East Coast.
# upset of the year
Olympic re-run up in smoke as Natasha Jonas suffers shock stoppage defeat to former Katie Taylor foe
Taylor and Jonas clashed in a humdinger at London 2012, but a re-run in the pro ranks might have been spurned.
# Warpath
'Anyone who does even five minutes' research will see there are big fights out there for Katie'
Suggestions that women’s boxing lacks talent have left Brian Peters incredulous, but Katie Taylor’s manager has some choice words for a few of her prospective opponents.
# back to Cork
'She's got to fight in Ireland': Sky chief to push for Katie homecoming fight and 'festival'
Adam Smith tells The42 that he’ll ‘work hard’ for a massive Katie Taylor fight in Millstreet or somewhere similar if it can’t be made in Dublin.