Katie Taylor clutched her reality titles with a prevailing presentation against Karen Carabajal in an uneven experience that she was generally in charge of.
The key inquiry heading into the session was whether the Amanda Serrano exemplary prior this year had taken anything from Taylor. In any case, she addressed those questions determinedly by remaining in charge all along.
Carabajal had two or three minutes in the session where it seemed as though she could acquire Taylor’s consideration, however the reaction from Taylor was generally certain, and she was dependably ready to brave any assault from the Argentine.
After ten genuinely routine rounds for Taylor, the appointed authorities generally concurred that the Irish whiz had done what’s necessary as they granted her success number 22 against zero misfortunes.
Scores were 100-91, 99-91, and 98-92. DAZN News scored the battle 99-91 for Taylor.
In the battle’s prompt consequence, Taylor, who has a lot of choices before her, clarified what she needs straightaway.
“Amanda Serrano, we need the battle at Croke Park, 80,000 individuals,” said Taylor. “It’ll be the greatest occasion in ladies’ boxing history.”
For all updates from tonight’s show, read below.
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round One
A decent start by Carabajal, who doesn’t seem in awe of the occasion. Taylor does just enough to edge the round. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Two
Much better from Taylor. Her superior skillset allows her to take over, and she’s finding the target of Carabajal much easier. 10-9 Taylor.
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Three
It’s all Taylor. She’s a level above Carabajal, and it’s showing. Taylor is winning this fight in first gear. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Four
Some good action in round four. Taylor attacks Carabajal on the ropes but the Argentine fires straight back. Taylor doesn’t need to make this a fight. She does enough to take the round. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Five
Taylor’s round again. The only success Carabajal has is when Taylor decides to stand and trade. 10-9
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Six
Taylor is taking unnecessary risks that could allow Carabajal to make her mark. When Taylor boxes, she’s winning well, but she is being caught more frequently. Carabajal edges the sixth. 10-9 Carabajal
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Seven
A smart round from Taylor. She’s making Carabajal miss and she’s punishing her for her mistakes. Taylor finishes the round with an excellent attack. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Eight
All Taylor again. She’s enjoying herself and the fight is visibly being boxed out of Carabajal. Taylor doesn’t have to take any risks and it looks like she knows that by boxing smart. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Nine
This is too easy for Taylor. Her jab is all she needs as Carabajal has no idea how to turn this fight in her favour. 10-9 Taylor
Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Ten
A big finish from both women. Taylor has neglected her boxing in favour of searching for a stoppage, and Carabajal is happy to meet her head-on. A solid ending from both, but it’s Taylor who takes the round and surely the fight. 10-9 Taylor
The action will soon be underway
It’s a big night for Katie Taylor as she looks to maintain her unbeaten against Karen Carbajal and cap off a brilliant 2022. DAZN will be bringing you all of the night’s action.
Cully makes explosive start
Gary Cully made a massive statement as he destroyed Jaouad Belmehdi in seconds. A brilliantly timed left hand was all that was required as Cully sent out a warning to the lightweight division. Cully will be eager for a big fight in 2023.
Mature Scotney claims European crown
Ellie Scotney displayed skills beyond her novice professional status as she produced an excellent performance to outpoint Mary Romero. Scotney had to be switched on against the tough Spaniard at all times, and her industry was rewarded after ten rounds, with all three judges giving Scotney the nod. Scotney will have her eyes on a world title shot next year.
Fisher enjoys an early night
Johnny Fisher was far too strong for Dominik Musil as he destroyed the Czech visitor in the opening round. Cheered on by huge support, Fisher gave his fans the perfect performance as he let his hands go from the opening bell. After dropping his opponent twice, the referee jumped in before Fisher could do more damage.
Gill dropped twice in round three
It looks like a short right-hand does the damage as Gill goes down. The relentless Spaniard drops him again at the end of the session. Gill needs to turn this around.
Martinez turns back the clock again to destroy Gill
Kiko Martinez’s career runs on as he drops Jordan Gill four times before Dave Coldwell, Gill’s trainer, stops the bout. Kiko was relentless from the word go, and after dropping Gill twice in round three, he repeated the feat in the following round. Coldwell’s intervention was the right call, and Kiko may have secured himself another world title fight.