Michael Staines
Michael Staines

09.38 3 Nov 2019


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Katie Taylor has become a two-weight world champion after taking home the WBO Super Lightweight belt last night.

The Bray woman is only the third Irish fighter to hold belts in two weights – following in the footsteps of Carl Frampton and Steve Collins.

Her win over Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena last night takes her record as a professional fighter to 15-0.

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She was making her debut at 140-pounds and was handed a unanimous decision victory by ringside judges.

The 33-year-old was already the undisputed lightweight world champion – holding the WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC and The Ring belts in the weight class.

She now looks set for series of big fights in 2020 – when she will work to unify the super lightweight division.


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