A lot of British boxing fans just discovered Katie Taylor - and they loved what they saw
Published 26/11/2016 | 22:27
Irish fans have long held Katie Taylor in high esteem but her impressive professional bow tonight has introduced the boxer to a whole new audience.
Taylor's three round TKO win over Karina Kopinska was broadcast on Sky Sports, which is great exposure for the Olympic champion as she makes the tricky transition from amateur star to the professional ranks.
Taylor's regular power combinations were heartily cheered by the London crowd, with many other British boxing fans taking to Twitter to pay tribute afterwards.
As professional debuts go, it couldn't have gone much better for Taylor and it was great that a large number of fans had such an impressive introduction to one of Ireland's sporting heroes.
Here is how some viewers reacted:
Katie Taylor can fight— Callum Smith (@CallumSmith23) November 26, 2016
Katie Taylor can fight what a performance— Megan McCallion (@McCallionMegan) November 26, 2016
Congrats on winning your 1st pro fight @KatieTaylor u ar going 2 be a future Champ 1 day— Natural [N18] (@CTNatural) November 26, 2016
Katie Taylor is an animal! #Ireland— Jamie Gos (@JamieGos) November 26, 2016
Katie Taylor can definitely fight Will be good to watch her journey in professional boxing— Lindsay Bowes (@lindsay_bowes) November 26, 2016