Reporting from Madison Square Garden.
Katie Taylor expressed a desire to fight Delfine Persoon ‘straight away’ after her majority decision victory over the Belgian at Madison Square Garden, according to promotor Eddie Hearn.
Speaking to Balls.ie after the bout, Hearn paid homage to his fighter by labelling her an incredible competitor after she demanded the rematch when she learned that a sizeable amount of people believed she lost the fight.
“She said to me 'If there’s any doubt that I didn’t win the fight we’ve got to do it again.' She asked me, I told her that I had it a draw, and she turned around and said that we’ve got to do it again,” Hearn said in the absence of the Bray native.
Taylor missed the post-fight press conference due to a concussion check, but stated after the fight that she felt she did enough to win the bout.
Undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor with the IBF, WBO, WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine belts. pic.twitter.com/gAJ71tafU4
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“Yeah I definitely feel like I done enough, especially early on… I knew it was going to be that kind of fight, she’s a great, great champion.
“That's my nature I stand there and fight too much. I probably should have been more disciplined.”
Hearn refused to comment on when or where a potential rematch would take place, but hinted at an Autumn date for a potential rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz.