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In Pictures: Katie Taylor Becomes Two-Weight World Champion

In Pictures: Katie Taylor Becomes Two-Weight World Champion

Katie Taylor became a two-weight world champion at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. The Bray fighter defeated Greek opponent Christina Linardatou by unanimous decision to claim the WBO super-lightweight title, adding to the lightweight belts already in her possession.

Sportsfile's Stephen McCarthy was there capture some superb shots of the action and the celebrations.

The WBO women's super-lightweight champion. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor celebrates with her trainer Ross Enamait and her mother Bridget. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor relaxes in her dressing room trainer Ross Enamait. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor with her manager Brian Peters. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring before facing Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Kate Taylor lands a left-hand to the chin of Christina Linardatou. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor and Christina Linardatou during their WBO women's super-lightweight world title fight at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor takes a shot from Christina Linardatou. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor is given encouragement by her trainer Ross Enamait. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Family of Katie Taylor, from left, brother Peter, sister Sarah and mother Bridget during Katie Taylor's WBO women's super-lightweight world title fight against Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor with cutman Ian Jumbo Johnson following the fight. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor with supporters. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor supporters. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor with fans. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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