Katie Taylor outclasses Miriam Gutierrez to defend four women’s lightweight titles

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Katie Taylor served up a ruthless display to dominate against Miriam Gutierrez and defend her four world lightweight titles with a points win.

Taylor was ferocious from the bell against a previously unbeaten opponent who had no answer for her speed.

She floored Gutierrez at the end of round four with a sublime right-left combination and each time she thrust into an attack a stoppage looked close.

Gutierrez somehow survived but lost 100-89 100-90 99-91 on the cards.

Promoter Eddie Hearn dubbed Taylor “the greatest to ever do it in women’s boxing” moments after a masterclass where she blitzed 37-year-old Gutierrez.

“I’m very, very satisfied,” Taylor told Sky Sports. “She was heavy handed, if you go in complacent against those kind of girls you get beaten.

“I saw I hurt her in the first three seconds and thought I could get her out of there in the first round, how wrong I was. She was strong and durable but I hit her with some great shots in there tonight.

“It is all about legacy. People haven’t seen the best of me, I am just going to get better and better.”

More to follow.

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