Katie Taylor claimed the undisputed lightweight title last night in New York but, for the first time in her pro career, there will be plenty discussed about the bout that has just gone rather than immediate looking forward.
The Wicklow woman edged Delfine Persoon on the narrowest of majority decisions and the verdict has caused controvery.
Many felt her Belgian foe did enough to win while others believe Taylor was a rightful victor.
The fight was one of the chief supports on the shocking Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz card at Madison Square Garden and played out live on DAZN and Sky Sports.
As such, the high profile clash has generated a lot of talk from some big names in the sport.
@KatieTaylor Congrats on becoming UNDISPUTED! The ultimate goal in boxing! 😉
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) June 2, 2019
I’m happy for Katie Taylor but for persoon I’m gutted
— Papi De La Liver Puncher (@davidthewhiter1) June 2, 2019
I’m crying for Persoon. What a horrible feeling to be stripped of your well earned win due to the politics of boxing. And THIS is why, I’m ready to hang up my boxing gloves. @hillimpact
— Heather Heat Hardy (@HeatherHardyBox) June 2, 2019
95-95 even, 96-94 @KatieTaylor !!!!! And the new undisputed Champion!!!!
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) June 2, 2019
Would love to see the Katie Taylor Vs Persoon rematch headlining a big card in Ireland , imagine the atmosphere👌
— Shannon Courtenay (@scourtenay) June 2, 2019
Very surprised Katie Taylor got the result,I never saw the early rounds,but the later she lost every trade she chose to take….? I like Taylor tho
— Mark Tibbs (@MarkTibbsBoxing) June 2, 2019
95-95 and two scores 96-94 for….. Katie Taylor
Bad call, honestly, Persoon won this fight. Lets have a rematch. She deserves it#boxing
— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) June 2, 2019
Katie’s fellow Irish fighters also had their say:
She came, she saw, she conquered!
— Eric Lilywhite Lightning Donovan (@eric_donovan60) June 2, 2019
— Ray Moylette (@raymoylette) June 2, 2019
U can say wat u want. But this woman is now holding all the belts. Undisputed world champion. Very close fight could of went either way. But Katies boxing won them early rounds. Persoon kept coming and brought @KatieTaylor into a fight. Got to take my hat off 2 her. pic.twitter.com/JKSi6g3HDH
— Davey oliver joyce (@daveyoliver101) June 2, 2019
— Stevie McKenna (@stevie_mckenna) June 2, 2019
— Kellie Harrington (@Kelly64kg) June 2, 2019
What a fight!! Showcasing womens boxing, two incredibly tough fighters. I had it a very close fight, would love to see the rematch. Congratulations to the Undisputed Lightweight Champion @katietaylor… https://t.co/8wpq9WJ3DM
— Siobhán O’ Leary (@Siobhan_OL) June 2, 2019
Very close fight although I had Katie winning but beside that what a woman what a role model what a legend. @KatieTaylor goes down in the history books. Proud to be Irish and able to watch an Irish legend become undisputed champion. Well done Katie truly deserved. pic.twitter.com/fJ5Z3qH2sM
— Caoimhin Agyarko (@caoimhinagyarko) June 2, 2019
Proud of u what a warrior ☘ @KatieTaylor the best ever
— Niall Kennedy Boxer (@niallbaskennedy) June 2, 2019
— Wayne McCullough OLY (@WayneMcCullough) June 2, 2019