Katie Taylor appears sharps and cruel as she defends undisputed light-weight title in London
KATIE TAYLOR stamped her dominance on the bout from the opening seconds of her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO title defence towards Miriam Gutierrez at Wembley Enviornment on Saturday (November 14).
The Spaniard was Taylor’s necessary challenger however couldn’t
cope along with her pace, her accuracy or her vicious mixture punching. The
Irish star shook up Gutierrez inside the primary minute, driving her right into a
After a tough title battle with Delfine Persoon in August, solely three months earlier than, Taylor had shaken off any after impacts. She was in kind and pried aside Gutierrez’s defence with ruthless precision. Her left hook scythed between the Spaniard’s punches, whipping into the physique, then immediately cracking as much as the pinnacle.
Taylor’s proper countered Gutierrez’s jab with jarring drive. The challenger was fortunate to make it via the opening spherical. Taylor had seen her hesitate and stepped to her without delay. She doubled her proper cross expertly. Within the third spherical an enormous left hook shook Gutierrez up badly. On the finish of the fourth a fast right-left despatched Gutierrez right down to the canvas. She survived, however the onslaught stored on coming all through the battle. Gutierrez couldn’t cease the punches connecting, couldn’t halt the assaults flying in and will solely depend on her robust resilience to get her via.
She went the gap, however the punishment was such it may have been halted within the third or fourth spherical onwards with out criticism.
Taylor gained a unanimous determination after 10 rounds, 100-89 for Robert Williams, 100-90 for Mark Lyson and 99-91 for Victor Loughlin. (It’s unclear what spherical he scored for Gutierrez.) John Latham refereed.
After a contentious draw with Natasha Jonas final August, WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper returned to motion with a stoppage victory over the beforehand unbeaten Katharina Thanderz. Harper stored the Norwegian at bay with thumping straight one-twos. She was timing her photographs expertly and choosing moments to maneuver off earlier than driving again in as soon as once more. She revealed afterwards that she harm her proper hand within the fourth, her boxing although gave her opponent no indication.
Their heads clashed within the ninth spherical however it was savage left hook to the physique that badly harm Thanderz. She retreated, exhibiting her discomfort too clearly. Harper pressed dwelling her benefit and although Thanderz was on her ft, referee Victor Loughlin stepped in to finish it at 1-12 on the ninth spherical.
Rachel Ball towered over Jorgelina Guanini however struggled to make the most effective use of her attain benefit within the first half of their 10 spherical contest. Guanini picked out openings earlier than sidling clear. However Ball pressured the difficulty, elevating her output to hammer in mixtures, taking the victory. She gained unanimously, though the judges have been beneficiant giving Ball the choice 99-92 and 99-91 twice.