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Calls Grow For Katie Taylor Statue In Bray Amidst Hero's Welcome Home

The Bray boxer became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world on Saturday night, when she beat Delfine Persoon at New York's Madison Square Gardens.

It's the highlight of Taylor's career, which has also seen her claim Olympic Gold in 2012. 

The President has congratulated Katie Taylor on winning another world boxing title. 

Michael D Higgins tweeted his congratulations to Taylor, saying she has now reached the pinnacle of her sport.

The 32 year old Bray boxer received a hero's welcome after she defeated Belgium’s Delfine Persoon after a controversial majority point’s decision at Madison Square Garden over the weekend

Several respected commentators including Carl Frampton and David Haye have suggested the judges got it wrong, but regardless of their views Taylor is the undisputed four-belt world champion in the lightweight division.

Wicklow County Council is now considering immortalising Katie Taylor in a statue in her hometown of Bray.

Independent Councillor Joe Behan is behind the proposal
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Katie's opponent Delfine Persoon has confirmed that she will lodge a formal complaint with boxing authorities following her defeat. 
 

 

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