Katie Taylor beats Victoria Bustos to unify lightweight titles
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