Katie Taylor undisputed lightweight world champion after New York win

Bray boxer in fight of her life as she narrowly defeats Belgium’s Delfine Persoon

Katie Taylor celebrates her win against Delfine Persoon in the IBF, WBC, WBO, WBA, Ring Magazine Women’s Lightweight World Championships fight at Madison Square Garden, New York. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Katie Taylor celebrates her win against Delfine Persoon in the IBF, WBC, WBO, WBA, Ring Magazine Women’s Lightweight World Championships fight at Madison Square Garden, New York. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Katie Taylor has been crowned the undisputed lightweight champion of the world after the fight of her life at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The Bray woman narrowly defeated Belgium’s Delfine Persoon after a controversial majority point’s decision; two scores of 96-94 tipping the bout in her favour with the third judge calling a draw at 95 points apiece.

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