After only facing three rounds in her last two bouts Katie Taylor is fresh heading into her World Championship final against Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevna

With some amusement among those who cover the high octane world of Katie Taylor’s career, no one has ever had the experience of asking her how it felt(...)

Katie Taylor arrived on Jeju Island in South Korea two weeks before the start of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jeju. A sub tropical, volcanic island in the East China Sea. Okinawa is one way, Japan another and South Korea 64 kilometres to the north. A World Her(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)

Katie Taylor (left) in action against Estelle Mossely during the 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

It seemed an unlikely end when the tears came to Katie Taylor and the words began to choke her up in Bucharest. An audible gasp of relief, the sense o(...)

 Katie Taylor has won a record-breaking sixth European title.  Photograph: Octavian Cocolos / Inpho

Katie Taylor’s journey into the record books continued at a gallop with a unanimous win over Estelle Mossely. The 28-year-old beat the French boxer o(...)

Katie Taylor won a fifth straight gold medal at the EU Elite Women’s Championships in Hungary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

An incredible 54th straight Championship win earned Katie Taylor a fifth consecutive gold medal at the EU Elite Women’s Championships in Hungary on Sa(...)