By Thomas Lyons
After capturing her second consecutive world title, Irish female sensation Katie Taylor is fixed on becoming the undisputed champion of the world while flying the flag for female boxing as a whole. On course to capturing all four world title belts and cleaning up the lightweight division, Taylor sets her sights on another huge unification showdown in the summer and potentially a stadium fight in Dublin, in the near future.
Since turning professional, Taylor has portrayed women’s boxing in a powerful way and been involved in some intriguing match-ups, most recently defeating Victoria Bustos for the IBF and WBA titles and her first defence of the WBA belt with a victory over Jessica McCaskill back at the York Hall in December.
Targeting all the belts and a close eye on the coveted WBC title held by Belgium’s Delfine Persoon (40-1), who is arguably the pound-for-pound #1 and WBO champion Rose Valente (13-0) from Brazil, Taylor has the opportunity to complete her objective when turning over, which was to become the undisputed champion of the world in multiple weight classes.
Undoubtedly Ireland’s most decorated amateur and one of the best products in British boxing period, the Bray women’s working towards something that has never been achieved before in her nation’s history, the first Irish female boxer to hold all four championship belts.
While she remains undefeated and under the Matchroom banner, the talented Taylor continues to put women’s boxing on the map and starting to produce a fan base in the US, delivering some dominant performances and providing entertainment as she progresses through the ranks.