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The Elated Irish Sporting Reaction To Katie Taylor's World Title Win

The Elated Irish Sporting Reaction To Katie Taylor's World Title Win
By James Carroll

Katie Taylor added another string burgeoning reputation as a professional when winning the WBA Women's Lightweight World title in unanimous points decision over Anahi Esther Sanchez (17-3) at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff tonight.

Taylor looked to make light work of Sanchez when she dropped her opponent in round two with a devastating body punch but credit to Sanchez lifted herself off the canvas and never gave up until the final bell sounded.

Taylor's add's the world title to her stellar amateur career which saw her claim one Olympic gold medal, six World Championship gold medal's and five European Championship gold medals.

The Bray native won the hearts of the Irish public when becoming Ireland's first world champion in 2006 as she defeated Erica Farias of Argentina in the 60kg final and became a national treasure when she finally secured an Olympic gold medal in London 2012.

Unsurprisingly the reaction on Twitter to Taylor claiming her first title after seven bouts was one of joy and elation.

Katie's former teammate Stephanie Roche simply overjoyed and why wouldn't she be!

Coach Kavanagh and one of Ireland's greatest ever world champions Barry McGuigan recognising Taylor's fantastic achievement.

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Two of Ireland's greatest centre-backs recognising Katie on her fantastic achievement. Great to see.

Even though Taylor admitted after the fight it was not her best performance, that is irrelevant now as she is now WBA Women's Lightweight Champion.!!

SEE ALSO:ย Watch: Katie Taylor Outclasses Anahi Sanchez To Win 1st Pro World Title

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