Newly-crowned undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor already has a couple of big fights in mind, including a rematch against Delfine Persoon.
In a post-fight interview, Taylor spoke about her fight against Persoon, which saw both women get battered and bruised in their historic 10-round fight for the WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC titles. Taylor ended up winning the fight by majority decision and keep unbeaten record intact. Taylor said in the interview that she felt like she had done enough to win the fight on the scorecards, especially in the first half of the fight.
“It was a very, very close fight. I felt like I won the earlier rounds and she came on strong at the end. But I feel like I did enough to win that fight. But it was very, very close and I knew it was going to be that kind of fight. Persoon was a fantastic champion and she is very, very strong. It all made for a fantastic showcase for women’s boxing. I knew this was going to be the biggest and hardest fight of my life," Taylor said.
As for a potential rematch, Taylor said she would be open to that, but noted that there are other big fights out there that she would love to have as well. One fight that Taylor noted was against seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano, who signed a multi-fight deal with DAZN several months ago. Serrano has not fought since winning the WBO super flyweight title back in January, but her next fight has yet to be officially announced.
“I am definitely happy to give Delfine a rematch. There are big fights out there for me. There’s Amanda Serrano and I think that fight should be next but I am really happy to fight whoever," Taylor said.
Taylor's win over Persoon turned her into boxing's third-ever undisputed women's champion. The fight took place on the main card of the June 1 Matchroom Boxing card from Madison Square Garden that was headlined by Andy Ruiz Jr.'s upset win over Anthony Joshua to win the unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles.