From a boxing perspective, short of keeping sharp and active, there was little benefit to Katie Taylor‘s sixth professional fight.
Opponent Jasmine Clarkson was a late choice, after stronger foes had refused the fight, and was badly overmatched against the World title-chasing Irishwoman.
After three rounds of domination in which Taylor outlanded her opponent at a rate greater than 10 to 1, the tough Texan southpaw was pulled out.
However, overall, the one-sided fight could prove to be a crucial one in the career of the Wicklow lightweight as it introduced her to U.S. boxing circles with a bang.
The response to Taylor’s performance, which was streamed live by Showtime, was hugely positive, with fans and writers alike being impressed by the blistering speed and combinations of the Bray boxer.
In the Showtime commentary box, after waxing lyrical about her talents throughout the fight, they would afterwards note how “Katie Taylor moves her record to six and 0 but, more importantly, makes a great impression in her first bout here in the United States.”
Impresses on 🇺🇸 debut ✔️
Moves to 6-0 ✔️
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) July 30, 2017
There was even a celebrity admirer –
She’s a monster!!
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) July 30, 2017
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) July 30, 2017
Katie Taylor’s opponent isn’t able to offer much (if any) resistance but she remains (far & away) my favorite female boxer to watch. #boxing
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) July 29, 2017
— Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) July 30, 2017
— Dr. Johnny Lops (@DrJohnnyLops) July 29, 2017
Katie Taylor gets the win. She was WAY too much for her opponent. Looking forward to seeing her again. #boxing
— JeandraLeBeauf (@jeandralebeauf) July 29, 2017
— MayweatherPromotions (@MayweatherPromo) July 29, 2017
— Barclays Center (@barclayscenter) July 29, 2017
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 29, 2017
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