Katie Taylor has become the unified women’s world lightweight boxing champion at New York’s Barclay’s Centre.
The Bray fighter is now the W-B-A and I-B-F title holder after defeating Argentina’s Victoria Bustos on points.
The five-time amateur world champion had the better of Bustos in every department.
Taylor was deservedly given the nod by all the three judges after ten rounds with scores of 99-91, 99-91 and 98-9.
The 31 year old has now won all eight of her pro fights.
After the fight she said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to become a unified champion.
She paid testament to her opponent also saying “It was a tough, tough contest. I had to work every second of every round, there. She [Bustos] is obviously a proven champion coming into this fight, so I knew I had to be sharp.”
The former Olympic champion added that her aim is to now secure all four belts in her weight class.
— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) April 29, 2018