Saint Patrick’s Day weekend seen Ireland’s Katie Taylor 13(6)-0-0 face her toughest test yet in the form of Brazil’s Rose Volante 14(8)-1-0. To the table the 32 year old Irish Olympic gold medallist brought both the IBF and WBA World titles, while 36 year old Volante brought the WBO World title. It was Taylor who left the building with all the belts courtesy of a referee stoppage. A clash of heads seemed to break the nose Volante, with the referee instantly waving off the fight. Before the controversial decision, Taylor was in control and was going to win the fight any way, but boxing is unpredictable and every fighter has a punchers chance of winning.
9 rounds de puro acción, sigue invicta @KatieTaylor 🏆
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 16, 2019
As Taylor’s tweet suggests she is looking to become the undisputed champion of the Flyweight division and has therefore turned her sights to WBC champion Delfine Parsoon 43(18)-1(1)-0, which could be part of the Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller undercard later this year.
The fight was promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Matchroom Boxing, and televised by Panama Cable Onda Sports.
Also on Friday Argentina’s Maria Cecilia Roman 14(0)-4(0)-1 successfully defended her IBF World Female Bantamweight title against Mexico’s Valeria Perez 12(2)-6(0)-0. This fight went down to the wire with neither fighter able to land a knockout punch, so the result was decided by the judges’ scorecards, with Roman coming out the victor by unanimous decision.
On Saturday in Germany local lady Alicia Melina Kummer 13(8)-1(0)-0 added the vacant UBF and UBO World Female Super Lightweight Titles, to her GBU and Woman’s IBA World Super Lightweight titles via unanimous decision against France’s Prisca Vicot 9(2)-6(0)-0.
Also on Saturday France’s Elhem Mekhaled 12(2)-0-0 beat Brazilian Danila Ramos 7(1)-1-0 for the interim WBC World Female Super Featherweight title in Barcelona, Spain via unanimous decision.