Sunday 25 June 2017

Watch: Katie Taylor's knockout combination was pretty scary

Katie Taylor celebrates her win
Katie Taylor celebrates her win

David Smith

Classy Katie Taylor knocked out Monica Gentili in the fifth round of her third professional fight in the 02 in Manchester.

Taylor dominated the fight from the first bell, and caught the durable Gentili with left hooks to the body time and time again in an entertaining display.

Wearing black and gold, the 30-year-old made her entrance to AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, and her hands were lightning fast from the outset.

The Bray boxer was in a different league to her Italian opponent, who had won six of her previous 12 professional fights.


The crowd enjoyed Taylor's classy display, and it was only a matter of time before the Irishwoman broke down Gentili's resilience.

"It was great to get the stoppage victory in the end," said Taylor. "Boxing those type of opponents, you can definitely express yourself a bit more.

"I felt a lot stronger, sharper."

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