Nobody knew how to react after Katie Taylor suffered her first defeat since 2011
Published 15/04/2016 | 13:27
It had been so long since Katie Taylor had last lost a fight, nobody could quite believe it.
You have to go all the way back to a minor event in Bulgaria in 2011 for the last time Taylor dropped a decision - a time when a lot of casual fans barely knew who she was.
The loss to Yana Alexseevna means that Taylor doesn't qualify for the Olympics today, but unless she fails to make the semi-finals of next month's world championships in Astana, she will be in Rio to defend her Olympic crown this summer.
Still, it was hard to see the woods from the trees after such a surprising defeat. Most people never even considered that Taylor might lose a fight, and reacted accordingly.
Katie Taylor has lost??? Jesus Christ— Lee McDavid (@leemcdavid) April 15, 2016
Katie Taylor lost! first time since 2011— Kevin Sheehan (@kevin10sheehan) April 15, 2016
Katie Taylor has lost a fight. Holy crap. Isn't this one of the first signs of the apocalypse........? https://t.co/yUzG5iUUVh— Rick O'Shea (@rickoshea) April 15, 2016
It's just the 8th loss of Katie Taylor's career and first without her dad Pete in the corner, v 165 wins to date. #Samsun2016— Kevin Byrne (@KevByrneBox) April 15, 2016
Bit of a surprise to hear that Katie Taylor was defeated earlier. She will have to dig deep to come back from this but I hope she can.— Paul Fitzsimons (@Scratchy6) April 15, 2016
The words Katie Taylor and lost in the same sentence!!'Never thought I'd see the day she is human after all Anxious wait for @RioOlympicsRR— damien grimes (@DamoGrimes) April 15, 2016
Katie Taylor lost. Mother of god— Alan Kenny (@AlanKenny1) April 15, 2016