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WATCH: Katie Taylor’s first World Title defence

Katie Taylor [8(4)-0] defended her world title for the first time last night in London.

The WBA lightweight champion retained her belt after an entertaining brawl with American Jessica McCaskill [5(3)-2(0)].

Taylor had to come through what was her toughest pro fight to date, shipping a big left hook in the sixth, and suffering a point deduction in the seventh.

However, the Wicklow woman was on top for the majority of the competitive contest and claimed a unanimous decision win after ten rounds.

Watch Katie Taylor v Jessica McCaskill in full below:


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie