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Sportstar Awards - Katie Taylor becomes two-weight world champion


Many a great career has floundered by attempting to be too much. When it comes to boxing, that usually happens when a fighter goes on past their prime or rolls the dice with a move up in weights. For Katie Taylor the risks were real in moving to super-lightweight, but the Bray boxer again proved peerless. Aware of the power of Christina Linardatou during her world title fight in Manchester, Taylor boxed from range, picking her shots with a surgeon’s precision. In the end it was a unanimous decision and Taylor earned her 15th professional win, becoming what she had long wanted to be: a two-weight world champion.

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