'I want all of the belts by the end of the year!' - Katie Taylor makes Ireland proud with latest win
Katie Taylor is now one of only seven professional women boxers to hold unified titles across the different weight divisions in the sport.
On Saturday night, Taylor added the IBF title to her WBA crown, with the judges scoring the fight 99-91, 99-91, 98-92 in her favour.
In her post-fight interview, Taylor had nothing but good things to say about VictoriaNoelia Bustos, her opponent on the night, as well as making sure everyone knows what her long-term goal in terms of picking up the remaining belts:
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
The next two big opponents for Taylor could be 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.
While she has given herself a timeline to get all of the belts - two belts down, barely eight months to get the other two - we're sure that today Taylor is enjoying this win and celebrating this rare accomplishment in unifying the belts.
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) April 29, 2018
What a week for Irish sport,particularly athletes from Wicklow.Daina Moorehouse won a European Youth Title,her second European title. Katie Taylor unifies world lightweight titles in New York & Amy Wall became a double KBI National Champion,What fantastic role models #goldengirls pic.twitter.com/jDkYFkRJ2a
— John Brady TD (@johnbradysf) April 29, 2018
— Stephen McCarthy (@sportsfilesteve) April 29, 2018
— Marian O'Flaherty (@dinglenews) April 29, 2018