WATCH: Katie Taylor proves she is a class act during her backstage meeting with defeated opponent
Once again, Taylor has proved to be the epitome of class and respect.
Following her win on Saturday night, Irish boxing legend Katie Taylor has now unified her titles across different weight divisions.
Now only one of seven women in boxing history to have achieved the landmark record, Taylor gave a heartfelt interview just minutes after the win, praising her opponent Victoria Bustos for being a remarkable fighter and never giving up once across the ten rounds.
TAYLOR UNIFIES DIVISION:@KatieTaylor said she wants to become the undisputed women’s lightweight champion after she beat Victoria Noelia Bustos to unify the division in Brooklyn. For more go to https://t.co/T0V2H08MPH https://t.co/IEpCB6uxp2
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 29, 2018
However, her respect for her defeated opponent didn't end there.
Further video shows Taylor heading backstage after the fight, and meeting Bustos, and once again raining down praise upon her in person, before handing her back her belt so they could both pose with one for the mini-photo shoot that was about to take place.
Watch the moment @KatieTaylor paid a visit to Victoria Bustos’ dressing room to hand back her IBF World Title after their 10 round contest. A new version of the IBF Title is on the way to Ireland 🇮🇪 #TaylorBustos #ChampChamp pic.twitter.com/1XDubQUXYz
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) April 29, 2018
A small but significant act that continues to show why Taylor is always considered the Irish people's champion inside and outside of the ring.
We look forward to seeing her in the ring again, and she has also claimed that she wants 'all of the belts before the end of the year', which gives her just eight months to potentially face off against and defeat 35-year-old Brazilian Rose Volante, who is the WBO world champion, or 33-year-old Delfine Persoon from Belgium, who is the WBC belt holder.
Watch this space...