‘Moment In Time’: 5 Biggest Katie Taylor Fights
At Big Fight Weekend, we enjoyed the fight between Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron, where we saw the Irish legend step up to light welterweight against the undisputed champion Cameron. The fight was memorable, with the rematch confirmed for November 25, 2023. Taylor has captivated audiences throughout her career, becoming the fighting pride of Ireland. We decided to pay homage to the five most memorable Katie Taylor fights.
5 Most Memorable Katie Taylor Fights
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Katie Taylor vs. Delfine Persoon II
Taylor and Delfine Persoon had already faced off in 2019, with Taylor winning a controversial points decision, where two judges scored the bout 96–94 while the third judge scored it a draw at 95–95. Both fighters decided to settle this rivalry once and for all. Taylor started well, landing eye-catching combinations, and continued her work into the later rounds, which saw her do enough to secure a unanimous decision win.
Taylor vs. Natasha Jonas
Following a routine defence of her lightweight titles against Miriam Gutierrez, Taylor faced off against her opponent from the 2012 Olympic Games, Natasha Jonas. The long-awaited second contest between these two was a memorable one. It was a match-up between Taylor’s speed and the power of Jonas, with the Irish legend showing her bravery in the later rounds to overcome the impressive Jonas and winning via unanimous decision to retain her titles.
Taylor vs. Rose Volante
Taylor entered the ring at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia as the WBA and IBF lightweight champion, hunting down a unification clash against Persoon. The Irish fighter put on a masterful performance against Rose Volante for the WBO lightweight title. Taylor made her usual bright start, landing impressive combinations, which resulted in her flooring Volante in the first round. She continued to hand out vicious punishment to Volante with a monster left hook landing in the fifth round. Taylor continued her work into the ninth round, putting together a flurry of punches, which forced the referee to step in and award the Irish fighter the victory via TKO.
Taylor vs. Jessica McCaskill
With a professional fight record of 7-0, Taylor accepted the challenge from future undisputed middleweight champion Jessica McCaskill. The opening two rounds were closely contested before Taylor began to take control, showcasing her lightning-quick hand speed and impressive accuracy. McCaskill showed her ability by coming back into the fight during the middle rounds before Taylor adjusted and kept the distance between the two brilliantly and secured a unanimous decision victory.
Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano
On April 30, 2022, Katie Taylor put her undisputed lightweight titles on the line against seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden. It was a historic occasion with it being the first time in history that a women’s boxing match was to headline at the Garden. The fight did not disappoint with both fighters bringing their A-game. It was a brilliant back-and-forth contest that was full of speed and power. Taylor’s speed once again caught many eyes. Serrano had an unbelievable engine throughout, constantly pressuring the Irish fighter, and landing big power shots. Taylor showed her bravery to survive round five, which was an all-out edge-of-your-seat brawl. Taylor rallied late on in eye-catching fashion to retain her titles via split decision 94–96, 97–93, and 96–93. Eddie Hearn described the fight after as “a moment in time,” and it was the moment in time that women’s boxing had been waiting for, a fight for the ages.