Note: This is a column I wrote for Champions.
Rising boxing star, Olympic gold medalist and Ireland’s pride and joy, Katie Taylor, took the first big step in her professional boxing career.
Less than one year after her inaugural professional fight, Taylor returned to Wembley Stadium April 29 to defeat WBC youth female super featherweight champion Nina Meinke for the WBA female Inter-Continental lightweight title in a 10-round affair – marking the first 10-round contest of Taylor’s career.
Fighting on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title main event, Taylor dominated much of the fight with her aggressiveness and combinations. She stopped Meinke in the seventh round to capture her first professional boxing title for her already impressive trophy case.
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