News | Jun 02 2019

Katie Taylor defeats Delfine Persoon in fight of the ages

Katie Taylor wins absolute thriller in New York to unify lightweight division
Katie Taylor

KATIE TAYLOR emerged from a pulsating 10-rounder with Belguim’s Delfine Persoon at New York’s Madison Square Garden as the seventh fighter in boxing history to unify all four sanctioning body titles. More noteworthy, though, was the excitement on show as Taylor and Persoon put women’s boxing on the map like never before.

Taylor, 14-0 (6), had been a picture of determination throughout fight week and without that focus, that desire and intensity, there is no way she would have survived 10 rounds against the relentless, awkward Persoon.

At the end of the contest Taylor was exhausted, out on her stumbling feet, only to instinctively fire back to punctuate a great fight that will live long in the memory of those who witnessed it.


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