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29th Apr 2018

VIDEO: Katie Taylor’s Classy Gesture To Opponent Following Win Shows Why She’s The Most Respected Around

Darragh Berry

Everyone knew they were seeing something special when Katie Taylor burst onto the scene but the period that fact was solidified was in the summer of 2012 when she lit up the Olympics. 

Since turning professional, Taylor has gone from strength to strength and in the early hours of Sunday morning, she managed to grab her second world title.

In less than two years she has unified the WBA lightweight title with the IBF title following a win over Victoria Bustos.

It was one of the toughest fights that Taylor has participated in but she earned that belt which Bustos has held for five years. 

As with most of Taylor’s opponents, there is equal respect on both sides. A boxer of her calibre lets her fists do the talking and saves the needless trash talk. 

And after claiming her second world title, the first thing on Taylor’s mind was to go into the opposition changing room and pay her respects for a tough fight.

And then she handed back Bustos her IBF belt…

No other fighter, male or female, would have done something like this. After such a win, it would be the last thing on their mind.

A new version of the IBF Title is on the way to Ireland to Taylor but for Katie to do that is one of the reasons why she is one of the most respected boxers around. 

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