WBA and IBF female lightweight champion Katie Taylor extended her professional boxing record to 10-0 on Saturday night with a third round stoppage of American Kimberly Connor.
Taylor ended a three-fight streak of decision wins with a devastating three punch combination that prompted an early stoppage from referee Steve Grey.
— Ruben Tabares (@rubentabares) July 28, 2018
Taylor outclassed Connor and cruised to victory in what was her fourth title defence.
Connor (13-4-2) is a fan of the Bray native, and although she was on the receiving end of the Olympic gold medalist's handy work, she met with Taylor in her dressing room after the fight and praised her for her progress in the women's sport.
"You’re living my dream, you know and I’m really proud of you."
— Brian Peters (@BPPboxing) July 29, 2018
Taylor acknowledged the praise and told Connor that her compliment meant a lot to her.
Her promoter Eddie Hearn said after the win that she should be a worldwide star and that she will return to the US for her next bout after fighting on the undercard of Dillian Whyte's win over Joseph Parker in London.
"Forget all this men's boxing and female boxing," Hearn said after the fight in the O2 Arena.
"She's one of the biggest stars in the entire sport.
"She's fighting in the US next. She should be a worldwide star."