Katie Taylor unifies lightweight titles with ninth-round TKO of Rose Volante – the way it happened
Katie Taylor, left, dominated Rose Volante to unify lightweight title belts on Friday night.
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Bryan Armen Graham
Fri 15 Mar 2019 23.47?EDT
First published on Fri 15 Mar 2019 21.30?EDT
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Katie Taylor wins by ninth-round TKO!
Volante down in round one!
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Katie Taylor stops Rose Volante to unify WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight titles
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Taylor, who now props up IBF, WBA and WBO titles at 135lbs, is but one step far from her long-held purpose of unifying the lightweight championship. Belgium’s Delfine Persoon, the first kind kickboxer who props up WBC strap, is all that stands within her way. Says Taylor: “Now we will start preaching about that fight, Persoon. That name’s been coming up over the last couple of years. New kindle several belts, she’s got the WBC belt, so we should have that fight on next.”
When inquire if she’d prefer Persoon above the prospect of upgrading to 140lbs for a potentially more lucrative meet-in-the-middle showdown with Norway’s Cecilia Br?khus, the longtime undisputed champion at 147lbs regarded for much of the decade because the pound-for-pound world No 1, or a grudge match with the outspoken Puerto Rican six-division champion Amanda Serrano, Taylor is usually to the: “My goal could be to function as a undisputed [lightweight] champion to begin with. The fights with Amanda and Cecilia are many bigger while i have got the 4 belts. Making sure that fight with Persoon is an effective chance. She’s been a long-reigning champion for quite a while. Which would be a fantastic fight.”
An excellent showing by Taylor, who landed 142 of 276 power shots (51%) when compared with 78 of 308 for Volante (25%). “I think it is an awesome performance,” Taylor says. “Rose Volante is definitely tough opponent. I knew she was going to come here to cope with. There’s no doubt that she got the most effective from me here tonight. Tonight we’ve definitely seen an incredible showcase for women’s boxing.”
Taylor adds: “[Volante] definitely a little bit of pop at the conclusion of her punch, however possess a great chin we can stand there and trade punches with anyone. I additionally hold the capability to hurt those girls.”
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Katie Taylor wins by ninth-round TKO!
Taylor is constantly pour over the punishment on the ninth. A major gash has opened over Volante’s nose which appears to have been due to a clash of heads. That’s bleeding badly. Broken beyond doubt. Referee Benjy Esteves gets a close look and immediately stops your dream! Volante feels hard done and understandably to your fight to end on head butt … yet it is the suitable result.
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Taylor starts up to start the eighth, battering Volante upstairs because crowd comes alive. But Volante stands in and looks to trade! Volante eats an overhand right, next blinding six-punch combination upstairs. Volante earning every penny of her $150,000 purse tonight. Challenging to imagine Taylor wouldn’t have earned the stoppage if these rounds were two minutes as an alternative to three (like they ought to be).
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 80-71 Volante)
Volante showing heart and landing some thudding body shots early, but Taylor resumes her assault to the head and the body. More one-way traffic. She’s won every minute of each and every round.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 70-62 Volante)
Taylor buzzes Volante having a shot upstairs at the the round and then a trickle of blood is showing on the Brazilian’s nose. More pinpoint combinations from Taylor over the guard of Volante, who may be simply in survival mode at this point. It is a masterclass from the 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 60-53 Volante)
Taylor pouring it on in the 5th, piecing together combinations towards head and the body. And Taylor hurts Volante badly using a punishing left hook your system! Volante is hurt. It is all Katie Taylor now as Volante is breathing through her mouth and her movements appear labored. Taylor landed 28 punches in this particular round. Undecided how much more punishment Volante will take.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 50-44 Volante)
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More of the from Taylor, who’s going to be getting back to the jab and scoring nicely from it. Volante bleeding within the left side of her head near to the temple. It’s unclear whether it was with a head butt or maybe a punch. Volante no match for Taylor’s speed.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 40-35 Volante)
Beautiful in-out movement from Taylor, who’s landing punches for the head and body and escaping the pocket well previous to Volante’s responses. Taylor landing with blinding speed but it feasible for she’s already stopped Volante from coming forward: the Brazilian is now moored on the core of the ring content to let Taylor come to her. Yet it’s no winning strategy.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 30-26 Volante)
Taylor measuring beautifully and keeping Volante about the end of her jab. Volante still seeking to close distance and fight on the inside, but Taylor’s advantage at your fingertips speed is showing itself. Volante’s face beginning get marked up after only a two of two-minute rounds. Taylor could be the busier and a lot more accurate fighter.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-9 Volante (Taylor 20-17 Volante)
Volante down in round one!
Volante springs from her corner with the opening bell, fast and aggressive. Taylor driving back a back corner foot but landing punches moving backwards as Volante comes rushing in the right hand. And Taylor catches Volante as you go along within a compressed right hook towards the chin and sends the Brazilian to the canvas! Volante beats the count. Taylor rocks Volante at the conclusion of the round ahead of the bell.
Guardian’s unofficial score: Taylor 10-8 Volante (Taylor 10-8 Volante)
The fighters are earning their entrances. First it’s Volante, the S?o Paulo native who operates mostly out of Brazil and it is a bit of a unknown. She’s ended three of her last four fights inside distance.
And now it’s Taylor, who enters to James Brown’s It’s really a Man’s Man’s Man’s World and U2’s Vertigo.
The fighters happen to be in the ring. Michael Buffer is making the announcements. We should be under way at any time now.
We last saw Taylor about the undercard of your December fight between Canelo