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Katie Taylor Scores Dominant Win Over Carabajal

Katie Taylor Scores Dominant Win Over Carabajal

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Katie Taylor Scores Dominant Win Over Carabajal

Katie Taylor Scores Dominant Win Over Carabajal

Katie Taylor did what was expected Saturday night at the OVO Wembley Arena in London and now, it’s what happens next that has most boxing fans very interested. First, Taylor had little trouble defending her four women’s lightweight championships in an easy, near shutout 10 round win over Argentinian Karen Carbajal.

Taylor was the busier and more effective fighter throughout the bout scoring a unanimous decision victory 100 – 91, 98-91 and 98-92 on the three judges cards.

Taylor was impressive from the outset scoring with right-left combinations in the first and second rounds, as she established herself. The taller Carabajal still had trouble being able to connect even from distance.

In the fourth round Taylor scored repeatedly, trapping Carabajal in the corner to help build the early lead. Taylor also finished strong in the 8th and 9th rounds cutting Carabajal over her right eye on her way to another impressive victory the wind now put squarely into play a massive rematch with former seven division world champ, Amanda Serrano.

Taylor and Serrano fought a fantastic narrow fight at Madison Square Garden last May that was one of the most exciting and lucrative Women’s World title fights in history. Taylor made clear in the ring that whomever she’s fighting next, she wants to do so back in her home country of Ireland.

Taylor won the Olympic gold medal for her homeland at the 2012 London Games. She mentioned Croke Park in Ireland, which could seat in excess of 70,000 for boxing. It would potentially be the largest crowd ever for a headlining women’s world title bout. The win improves Taylor to 22-0, 6 KOs and she is regarded as one of the top fighters in the sport.

Back to Saturday night and according to CompuBox punch stats, Taylor landed more of the harder punches as she held 83-61 advantage on power shots and 97-77 overall.

Serrano Rematch On Horizon?

For her part Serrano was obviously watching, or at least paying attention on social media, and posted this after Taylor’s Saturday night victory,

In the Matchroom co-feature fight, veteran Kiko Martinez pummeled fan favorite Jordan Gill, dropping him four times including twice in the 4th and final round for a TKO win. The impressive victory gave the, grizzled 36-year-old Spaniard Gill’s European featherweight championship. This as he battered Gill into submission in round four.

He dropped him early with a hard overhand right as Gill was bleeding badly from what could have possibly been a broken nose. Martinez, now 44-11-2, 31 KOs took his time and was looking for the knockout punch about a minute later. And, he finally delivered it with a strong left to the chin that dropped Guild of the seat of his pants. Gill’s corner came up on the apron waving to the referee and throwing the towel in to stop things.

Martinez, who lost the IBF world 126 lb. belt in a brutal fight to England’s Josh Warrington by TKO his last time out, said post fight he would love a shot at WBA champion at Leigh Wood of England.

Wood has a shoulder injury and it’s believed he will Instead try to fight Mexico’s Mauricio Laura next

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