Katie Taylor has made history to become a two weight world champion.
The Bray woman has taken her place in Irish Sporting history with a points victory in Manchester over Christina Linardatou for the WBO super lightweight title.
Taylor know follows in Steve Collins’s and Carl Frampton’s footsteps and become only the third Irish boxer to be a two-weight world champion.
The fight went the distance but Taylor emerged the unanimous victor on the judge scorecards.
This is only Christina Linardatou’s second defeat as a professional boxer.
Showing obvious emotion after the fight Katie Taylor paid tribute to her opponent and thanked all those who had helped her make history.
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