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Katie Taylor makes us proud because she is the epitome of dignity and human class

Vincent Hogan


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22 August 2020; Katie Taylor prior to her Undisputed Lightweight Titles fight against Delfine Persoon at Brentwood in Essex, England. Photo by Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing via Sportsfile

22 August 2020; Katie Taylor prior to her Undisputed Lightweight Titles fight against Delfine Persoon at Brentwood in Essex, England. Photo by Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing via Sportsfile

22 August 2020; Katie Taylor prior to her Undisputed Lightweight Titles fight against Delfine Persoon at Brentwood in Essex, England. Photo by Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing via Sportsfile

The belts went back with her to the tented dressing-room, Katie Taylor’s entourage still wearing the word ‘Undisputed’ on their backs.

But, watching them walk from the strobe-lit back garden of an Essex mansion, it felt a mildly impudent declaration. Social media, inevitably, was ablaze with conflicting certainty but then, when even experts can’t agree, what hope light from the valley of the untrained eye?


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