The Irish Katie Taylor defeated the Belgian Delfine Persoon by a majority decision at Madison Square Garden in New York, after an explosive match from start to finish, becoming the third undisputed champion in boxing history after arriving undefeated at her 33 years old.
The result, 95-95, 96-94, 96-94, was not very pleasant after 10 rounds, as many thought that Persoon deserved it more.
Persoon came with a record of 43 wins, 18 KO’s and only one defeat, but in the end the Olympic gold stood out despite being almost with the defeat.
“I think that definitely surpasses anything that I’ve ever done as an amateur fighter, even though winning Olympic gold in London was a childhood dream…I think it’s every fighters dream to become the undisputed champion and to have all four belts.ˮ
The fans demands a rematch, so Taylor says he can have it but probably not so soon.