The reaction to Katie Taylor's historic world champion win has been phenomenal
"Queen of our hearts."
This morning, social media has been awash with support and praise for Katie Taylor following her phenomenal win during last night's fight.
The Bray native was crowned the undisputed lightweight champion of the world following a close match against Belgium’s Delfine Persoon at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
"This is what I’ve dreamed of since turning pro," Taylor said.
"This was always my ultimate goal. To have all five belts and to make history in my sport, this is what it’s all about."
The reaction to Taylor's win has, of course, dominated social media since the early hours of this morning with the likes of Michael D Higgins, Conor McGregor, and none other than Bray Town Centre declaring how proud they are of the boxer.
“My warmest congratulations to @KatieTaylor on reaching the pinnacle of achievement in her sport, becoming the undisputed lightweight world champion.”
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) June 2, 2019
Congratulations Ireland’s Katie Taylor! What a battle that was from two warrior women.
It has rematch written all over it.
Rematch in Ireland!
Katie’s Frazier, Delfine Persoon!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 2, 2019
6 European Gold, 5World Gold, 1 Olympic Gold and WBA, IBF and WBO World Champion..
And, compared to some others who will remain nameless, a Proper Champion and Role Model
Best of luck to Katie Taylor, Ireland's Greatest Ever Sportsperson. 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/WFrRZucle0
— Jim Sheridan (@Jim_Sheridan) June 1, 2019
— Bray Town Centre (@BrayTownCentre) June 2, 2019
Persoon was only robbed to the untrained eye, throwing punches doesn't mean she landed them. Persoon's a scrapper, Katie Taylor's a fighter and earned her victory #EireAbu #TaylorPersoon #KatieTaylor 🇮🇪💪🏼
— Cíara (@CiaraFElizabeth) June 2, 2019
The iconic Mattress Mick even landed in with some words of praise.
Well done Katie Taylor . You are the undisputed KING of BOXING . I am the undisputed KING of MATTRESSES. Cheers
— Mattress Mick (@mattressmick) June 2, 2019
Following her win, Taylor told RTE that she that she is open to a rematch against Persoon some time in the future, but that right now she wants to focus on other fights.
"We're definitely very open to a rematch, we’ll see what happens down the line," she said. "There’s a lot of big fights out there for me, so I guess we can talk about that later on."
Persoon stormed out of the arena after the results in favour of Taylor were announced. One judge scored the fight 95-95, with two others giving 96-94 in favour of Taylor.
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