Katie Taylor celebrates with all four belts after her win over Delfine Pursoon. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty

“The hard work paid off. I’ve got the five belts. I made history tonight.” Those are the cold hard facts from the new undisputed lightweight champion(...)

Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon during their world lightweight championship fight at  Madison Square Garden, New York.  Photograph: Inpho/Matchroom Boxing/Ed Mulholland

Katie Taylor’s unification of the lightweight division was marred by controversy following her majority decision win over Belgian Delfine Persoon at M(...)

Katie Taylor with Santa at the County Club in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, yesterday where she gave an update on her attempt to unite all four lightweight belts. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a time when the best would rock up, because they had to at World Championships and Olympic Games. Then Katie Taylor would knock them down. (...)