Katie Taylor beats Victoria Bustos to unify lightweight titles

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Ireland’s Katie Taylor has beaten Victoria Noelia Bustos to claim the IBF lightweight world title with a unanimous points decision.

After a dominant performance, Taylor triumphed 99-91 98-92 and 99-91 to add to her WBA title.

“I’m so happy right now, it’s always been my dream to unify. It was a tough contest, I had to work for every second and I had to be sharp,” Taylor told Sky Sports.

“I had to be clever from the start, she was a good counter puncher and came on strong at the end, I think I mixed it up well.

“She just kept coming, I was prepared for a tough 10 rounds, I have to thank my whole team for the preparations, we had a great camp.

“There’s probably a bit too much fight in me but it’s great to entertain the fans. I’m there to fight anyone, I’m lucky to have some great champions in my division and I want all the belts.”

Taylor remains unbeaten in nine bouts since turning professional in 2016

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