Katie Taylor beat Christina Linardatou by unanimous choice to turn out to be a two-weight world champion on an emotional evening on the Manchester Enviornment.
The Irish star was introduced near tears by the gang response throughout her post-fight interview, as she obtained an awesome quantity of cheers on the finish of a tricky 12 months.
Again in June, Taylor turned undisputed light-weight champion in controversial style and confronted a lot of criticism concerning her choice win over Delfine Persoon.
Nevertheless, there have been no indicators of this on Saturday evening as she boxed superbly for almost all of the bout to neutralise her opponent’s aggressive type.
When the judges’ playing cards have been learn out, Taylor was declared a winner with scores of 96-94, 97-93, 97-93.
“Thanks a lot. I’m making historical past once more, breaking boundaries once more, I’m a two-weight world champion,” she stated when ultimately in a position to get her phrases out.
“We knew earlier than the beginning it was going to be very, very powerful.
“I’m so joyful.
“I can’t wait to have a rematch with [Delfine] Persoon and an enormous struggle with Amanda Serrano as effectively.”
Conor McGregor reacted on social media, and stated: “What a fighter Katie Taylor.
“5-time world champion throughout two weight lessons. Wow. Inspiration.”