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.
Again such was the quality of the 10 round innings socail media exploded with compliments for the fight and the fighters.
We took some of the best from the boxing world below:
Some advertisment for boxing folks, what a fight between #TaylorJonas @MatchroomBoxing Katie needed to dig deep and she did, she finished very strong in the end. What a very entertaining fight that was. @SkySportsBoxing— Eric Lilywhite Lightning Donovan (@ericdonovanbox) May 1, 2021
What a fight that was #TaylorJonas correct result I felt and great to see such sportsladyship at the end. An absolute credit to the sport well done ladies super, super stuff 👏👏👏🥊— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) May 1, 2021
What a fight, amazing advertisement for boxing! KT by two for me 👏🏼👏🏼 #TaylorJonas— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) May 1, 2021
Huge respect to both! Let’s see it again in front of a sold out arena!!! #TaylorJonas— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) May 1, 2021
Really terrific fight between Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas, two class technicians on show and brilliant ambassadors for boxing— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) May 1, 2021
Katie Taylor has to be Ireland’s greatest athlete of all time.— Caoimhin Agyarko (@caoimhinagyarko) May 1, 2021
Massive congrats @KatieTaylor the heart and determination she showed at the end of each round just shows you why she so special, forever doing this country proud 🇮🇪 #TaylorJonas @DAZNBoxing @SkySportsBoxing— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) May 1, 2021