Irish female fight star Katie Taylor continued her dominant run in the professional boxing ranks since turning over in late 2016.
Tonight she gained significant exposure again for her pugilistic talents, fighting on the pay per view undercard of the David Haye vs Tony Bellew heavyweight fight at the O2 Arena in London.
Fighting tonight at super-featherweight, Taylor took on 39 year old Italian Monica Gentili but was no match for the 30 year old Irish woman, who was in vicious form.
By all accounts it was the first time Taylor had a full training camp as a professional fighter. It definitely showed.
She started round one with steely concentration in her eyes, landing right hands and body shots right from the off on her Italian opponent.
Taylor switched to the body and head well in round 2, while utilizing lateral movement to out box Gentili at ease from the outside.
The Irish woman landed some ferocious combinations in round 3, to the body and head. Gentili proved to be very game. She was walking forward non stop but was becoming a punch bag in this round, particularly to the body.
The Taylor foot work continued in the fourth, moving side to side and mixing up her punches well.
The fifth brought about the end of the fight for Gentili who despite been remarkably tough, was on the end of some massive bombs from Taylor.
Left hook, right hook, straight right – here’s how she closed the show tonight:
Katie Taylor even made her opponents earlobes flap about! pic.twitter.com/Te9pE9457o
— michael bernie (@michael_bernie) March 4, 2017
Taylor now marches on as a potential future star in world female boxing star and a carrier for the sport around the globe, during a seemingly time of growth for women’s boxing at present.
She is next out again on another monster boxing show, on April 29th no less at Wembley Stadium on the 90,000 sell out show on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.
She dominated the amateur code for over a decade, can she do the same as a pro? It’s certainly starting to look like it going on her first three performances so far as a prize fighter.
Her wins so far are starting to make many people sit up and take note. Her professional boxer career record is now 3-0 (2KO).