Meet The Contenders: Katie Taylor

Meet The Contenders: Katie Taylor Meet The Contenders: Katie Taylor
HerSport Editor

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor, who is the undisputed lightweight world champion, enjoyed a successful 2020, continuing to demonstrate her exceptional skill and talent.




In August, she defeated Belgium's Delfine Persoon for the second time as they fought in a rematch. While their first meeting in 2019 was controversial, Taylor was the clear champion and retained the top spot.


 In November, Katie Taylor fought Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez in her mandatory title defence of the four World lightweight belts. Over 2 million people tuned into watch Taylor fight. Gutierrez had not been beaten up until that point but Taylor dominated in a one-sided bout.

To add to her accolades in 2020, Taylor was named as the pound for pound number one female boxer in the world. The Bray boxer was also named Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers' Association of America for the second year in a row.



Taylor continues to be a trailblazer in boxing, having headlined twice, something women's boxing could have only dreamed of not so long ago.


“It’s amazing to see how far the sport has actually gone,” Taylor said, before headlining a show with three world title fights on the card. “The journey has been better than I expected, but I guess my focus has always been the same over the last four years. I’ve always wanted to make history, I’ve always wanted to leave a great legacy in the sport."


Although 2020 was uncertain, there was no uncertainty that Katie Taylor is the top and remains the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. 




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