Katie Taylor comes out on top in dominant performance in New York


Katie Taylor has held onto her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles after beating Eva Wahlstrom by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In what was a sensational advertisement for women’s boxing, both fighters left it all in the ring in a memorable contest, with the Bray native finishing the 10, two-minute rounds on a 100-90 tally on all three judges’ scorecards

“I said from the beginning this is going to be a great showcase for the sport, it was one of the best fights in women’s boxing, it was fantastic,” Katie said afterward.

Taylor was outstanding, and is now the only Irish boxer to defend world titles in Madison Square Garden, extending her professional undefeated streak to 12 in the process.

-Daniel Potter