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Katie Taylor dominates over Jasmine Clarkson in Brooklyn

Irish sensation Katie Taylor (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped Brooklynite Jasmine Clarkson (4-9) after three rounds of action in the unbeaten fighter’s U.S. debut. The Olympic Gold medalist was dominant from the outset, stalking her opponent around the ring and consistently trapping her in the corner. Taylor was effective with both hands and did most of her work to the head of Clarkson. After three rounds of damage, Clarkson’s corner stopped the bout and gave Taylor her first stateside win as a pro. “It was a fantastic experience being my first time competing here in the U.S,” said Taylor. “There were ...

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Katie Taylor to debut in US on undercard to Broner/Garcia

Katie Taylor says she’s itching to break into the US market when she makes her Stateside debut in Brooklyn on Saturday night (July 29) on Sky Sports. The Irish sensation puts her skills on show in New York in her sixth pro outing fresh from a third stoppage win at Wembley Stadium in April on the blockbuster bill topped by the epic Heavyweight battle between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Taylor hopes to be headlining in Ireland in World title action soon, but the 31 year old wants to become a hit in the States too – starting in the ...

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Taylor dominates Davies as he claims WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title

On Saturday night, Scotsman Josh Taylor added to his Commonwealth title by defeating Ohara Davies in the 7th round via stoppage and claimed the WBC Silver Super – Lightweight title at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow. Taylor, trained by Shane McGuigan, was sharp and focused throughout showing his patience whilst landing jabs and blows to Davies. Only on a few occasions was Taylor troubled, showing signs of over confidence allowing Davies to connect with the occasional jabs. Davies looked very out of sought. His plan seemed to be to hit the ‘money shot’ at every chance, leaning in with his ...

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Katie Taylor to debut in the USA on Broner/Garcia bill

Katie Taylor will make her US debut on Saturday July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Sky Sports. Irish amateur sensation Taylor has impressed since joining the professional ranks in November, winning all five of her fights to date with three inside the distance, and moved into line for a WBA World Lightweight title shot in her last outing in April when the Bray favourite stopped Nina Meinke at Wembley Stadium in London to collect the WBA Inter-Continental strap into the bargain. Taylor fights over eight rounds on her bow on American soil, and the 31-year-old is excited ...

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Matchroom Boxing Foundation support Dale Youth ABC

The Matchroom Boxing Foundation has provided financial support to the Dale Youth ABC in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire – and their most decorated graduate James DeGale MBE has backed the club to bounce back stronger. Dale Youth ABC was housed in the basement of Grenfell Tower that was completely destroyed in the blaze, and club trainer Mick Delaney says that they will look to rebuild in nearby Ladbroke Grove in time for the new season. “It’s devastating what happened to the families at Grenfell Tower,” said Delaney. “The loss of life is so tragic and it’s still ...

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Kelly excited for JDNXTGEN in Newcastle on Friday night

Josh Kelly is ready to become a leading light in the North East as he tops the bill in the second instalment of the JDNXTGEN series at the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle on Friday June 23, live on Sky Sports and on Sky Sports Facebook. Kelly faces Birtley’s Tom Whitfield in his third pro outing since making his debut in April in Glasgow, following a fine six-round points win over Jay Byrne in Scotland with a fourth round stoppage win over Jony Vina in Birmingham in May. Kelly was set to be a floating fight on the Anthony Joshua ...

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Matchroom stars support fundraiser for Grenfall Tower

Matchroom Boxing stars Lawrence Okolie, Reece Bellotti and Charlie Edwards joined hundreds of young boxers in West London yesterday as the sport of boxing came together following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower last week. The Matchroom trio were joined by fellow pros and trainers in a boxing training session as collection buckets were filled to support the families and victims of the terrible blaze that destroyed countless families, and the sport was especially affected with the famous Dale Youth ABC calling the tower home. Bellotti and Okolie are in training for fights next weekend at The O2 in London, ...

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Brook to return this year after successful eye surgery

Kell Brook has vowed to return to the ring by the end of the year after a successful operation on his fractured right eye socket. Brook sustained the injury in his clash with Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield in May where he lost his IBF Welterweight crown to the American in front of a huge crowd at the home of Sheffield United FC. The Special One was hampered by the eye in the closing stages of the high class contest which ended in an 11th round stoppage win for the unbeaten challenger. Brook had surgery on the injury ...

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Haskins heads to the seas to face Burnett

Lee Haskins gets over his first major hurdle in defending his IBF Bantamweight title against Ryan Burnett in Belfast on Saturday night – by taking the ferry today due to his fear of flying. Haskins puts his crown on the line for the third time at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on Sky Sports, and the Bristolian knows he’s in for a hostile reception as he tries to hand Burnett his first pro defeat in front of the passionate Belfast fans. ‘Playboy’ says that the hometown support won’t be a problem as it’s nothing he hasn’t experienced before – but ...

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Tennyson and Doyle to clash in Belfast for WBA title

James Tennyson feels he’s above domestic level – and says he’ll prove that on Saturday night when he faces Ryan Doyle for the WBA International Super-Featherweight title at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on Sky Sports. Tennyson has won Celtic Featherweight and Irish Super-Featherweight titles but fell short when he met Ryan Walsh for the British Featherweight crown last April. The 23 year old believes he’s better prepared for more title assaults now, and wants to show that in what he believes will be a cracking fight against the English Featherweight champion from Manchester. “I’m very excited, said Tennyson. “I’m ...

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