September 28, 2021
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Setting the record straight: Bray boxing hero Katie digs deep to see off rival

Bray boxing hero Katie Taylor retained her four world champion titles in style after she saw off a brave challenge from rival Delfine Persoon in London last night.

Speaking after her gruelling victory, Katie admitted he had to “dig deep” to overcome the Belgian at the Matchroom Fight Camp.

“It’s never going to be an easy fight against Delfine,” said Katie.

“I knew I had to dig deep at some stages during the fight.

“I thought I boxed a lot better than the last time. I stuck to my boxing a bit more even though I got dragged in a few times but for the most part I stuck to my boxing and that’s what got me the win in the end.”

The Bray fighter survived an onslaught from her nemesis, but her greater style and accuracy saw her win all three of the judges’ scorecards and remain the undisputed women’s lightweight world champion.

The pair previously fought in Madison Square Garden in New York in a fight which was instantly dubbed a classic, with Persoon heavily protesting the verdict.

But this time she had no complaints. “This time I respect the result. The weight was too much. I ate, ate, ate but didn’t have the power to hurt her,” Delfine admitted after the fight.


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