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Katie Taylor receives huge praise online – as she remains undisputed world champion

The Bray native beat Natasha Jonas in an epic fight on Saturday night

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Katie Taylor has been branded “Ireland’s greatest athlete” after her win against Natasha Jonas.

The Bray native defended her Undisputed World Lightweight titles on Saturday night, in a thrilling fight that took place in Manchester Arena.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, the 34-year-old said: “I’m just delighted with the win. What a fight.”

“Any time myself and Natasha have fought, it was like that, an edge of the seat fight. I dug deep and won the championship rounds and I’m delighted to get the win.”

“You have heart, fight and grit in there and it’s everything you need for a great fight. I knew the rounds were close and I knew I had to win the rounds at the end. I knew I had to win the championship rounds.”

“I’d love to see a rematch between her and Teri Harper and maybe down the road a rematch between ourselves. She has everything you would need to win a world title,” Katie added.

Irish stars took to Twitter to praise Katie following her epic win, including boxer Jason Quigley who wrote: “Massive congrats @KatieTaylor the heart and determination she showed at the end of each round just shows you why she so special, forever doing this country proud.”

Rob Kearney wrote: “To still have that speed after 10 rounds is insanely impressive #KatieTaylor”, while Simon Delaney wrote: “Congratulations to @KatieTaylor! STILL the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.”

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