Taylor-Persoon rematch motion. Picture by Mark Robinson/ Matchroom Boxing
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On Aug. 22, 2020, Katie Taylor was compelled to dig deep for a second time to outpoint decided foe Delfine Persoon over 10 rounds. The official scores have been 98-93, 96-94 and 96-94, all in favor of Taylor, who retained the undisputed light-weight championship at Matchroom HQ in Essex, England.
In June 2019, Taylor added Persoon’s WBC strap and the vacant Ring championship to her IBF, WBA and WBO titles by successful 10-round majority choice at Madison Sq. Backyard. The Irish star made historical past by changing into the game’s first feminine undisputed light-weight champ, but it surely was a extremely controversial choice and Persoon was crestfallen.
The rematch was a pure.
The second bout adopted the identical sample as the primary. Taylor tried to combat at distance and Persoon did her finest work up shut. Nevertheless, in contrast to the primary combat, when she was frequently smothered by the Belgian woman’s quantity punching assaults, Taylor succeeded in sustaining protected distance for longer durations of time. There was significantly much less controversy and Workforce Persoon did little in the best way of protesting.
“I knew it was going to be a tricky battle coming into this combat,” Taylor informed Sky Sports activities afterwards. “It’s by no means going to be a straightforward battle in opposition to Delfine, she is relentless.
“I knew I must dig deep at some phases throughout the combat, however I assumed I boxed so much higher than final time. I caught to my boxing much more, even when I received drawn in just a few occasions.
“You may’t chill out in there in any respect in opposition to somebody like Delfine, she going to come back and are available and are available. Regardless that I’m hitting her clear photographs she’s going to assault on a regular basis. That’s why it’s such a tricky combat in opposition to somebody like her.”