IN PICTURES – Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas

Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas served up a classic on Saturday night.

The former amateur rivals generated 113.7 decibels of noise at the ExCel Arena when they meet during the 2012 Olympics – and such was their show-stealer in Manchester, that if crowds had been allowed to attend they’d have smashed that record.

There was guile and guts, skill and will, fight and flair and plenty of entertainment as a result.

Chief support to the Derek Chisora v Joseph Parker pay-per-view at the AO Arena, the Bray lightweight slugged it out with old rival and edged home in thrilling fashion.

A bout nine years in the making, Taylor and ‘Miss GB’ went to war once again with the Irishwoman again coming out on top thanks to a 96-94, 96-94, 95-94 scorecard.

Matchroom’s Mark Robinson and Dave Thompson some amazing pictures of the fight as well as pre and post action.

Check them out below:

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com