Taylor secures 100th win in last 102 bouts

Olympic champion beat Canada ’s Caroline Veyre in Dublin

Katie Taylor (red) and Caroline Veyre in action at The Mansion House on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Katie Taylor (red) and Caroline Veyre in action at The Mansion House on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Fri, Nov 29, 2013, 23:14

Katie Taylor secured yet another victory on Friday night.

The current Olympic and World champion beat Canada’s Caroline Veyre on a unanimous decision at a sold-out Mansion House in Dublin.

Paris-born Veyre, a graduate of Montreal University, took a standing count off a rapid-fire Taylor combination in the third. The Canadian champion was a late replacement for US champion Clarissa Parker who withdrew because of travel issues.

"Not knowing really anything about her was a bit of a problem, but you just have to deal with these sort of things," said Taylor afterwards. "Caroline is a good fighter and she has a great future ahead of her. I thank her for taking the fight.
"I felt comfortable in there and it was good to get things going again after not having had a fight for nearly five months, since the European Union Championships in Hungary in early July.
"Next year is a really big year with both the European Championships and the World Championships and I'm really looking forward to both of them."

The win was Taylor’s 100th from her last 102 outings and her 139th victory from 146 fights overall.

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