Irish UFC fight star Conor McGregor on Katie Taylor professional boxing debut tonight at the Wembley Arena in London.
Katie Taylor is well loved in her native Ireland and rightly so.
She exhibits all the qualities you’d ask from any role model but more importantly, from a boxing perspective, she is exciting in the ring and most certainly can fight professionally.
She proved that tonight (fight report available here) with an emphatic stoppage victory here in her pro debut as a boxer. She earned the admiration of another well known Irish fight star too as it happens.
The biggest Irish fight star of them all in fact:
That was a clinical performance @KatieTaylor!
Congratulations champ 🍀
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 26, 2016
Nice praise from a fellow combat sports athlete. Indeed, Taylor has garnered similar levels of praise from around the world tonight following her exciting display:
Not a fan of women’s boxing…. But this Katie Taylor is 👌🏽
— James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) November 26, 2016
No Stopping Our Girl Katie Taylor #COYGIG
Can We Get a 💚 for her first pro WIN! 👊 pic.twitter.com/tepr5yW3z6
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) November 26, 2016
Impossible to knock that Katie Taylor from ANY angle. Solid opponent, took her shots, stood and traded, calm, shot selection everything. 👌🏼
— BOXING IRELAND (@LoveIrishBoxing) November 26, 2016
Congrats @KatieTaylor. Great debut. And the more she fights as a pro, the more she’ll sit down on those punches, and the better she’ll get.
— Eamonn Magee (@TerminatorMagee) November 26, 2016
Katie Taylor is already Eddies best fighter! #teamireland
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) November 26, 2016
Outstanding performance from @KatieTaylor she has every punch in the book in her armoury.. multi weight world champion no doubt in my mind.👊
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) November 26, 2016
Her promoter Eddie Hearn described her pro debut after the fight as:
She will fight next on December 10th when she appears on the undercard of IBF heavyweight champion of the worl Anthony Joshua’s undercard.