News | Sep 18 2019

Katie Taylor targets Persoon rematch

Katie Taylor beat Belgium’s Persoon by a majority decision earlier this year
Katie Taylor
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IRELAND’S Katie Taylor wants to fight Delfine Persoon again next summer and deliver a performance that will “shut everyone up” as she continues in her aim to be known as “the best ever”.

Katie Taylor became undisputed lightweight champion in June when she beat Belgium’s Persoon at Madison Square Garden, claiming the WBC belt to add to the WBA, IBF and WBO ones already in her possession.

The 33-year-old Irishwoman won via a majority decision with the scores 95-95, 96-94 and 96-94, and there was some controversy surrounding the result.

 

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