Katie Taylor targets Amanda Serrano after easing past Karen Carabajal

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Katie Taylor held onto her world titles with a dominant display against Karen Carabajal in a one-sided encounter that she was always in control of.  

The key question heading into the bout was whether the Amanda Serrano classic earlier this year had taken anything from Taylor. Still, she answered those doubts emphatically by staying in control from the outset. 

Carabajal did have a couple of moments in the bout where it looked like she could gain Taylor’s attention, but the response from Taylor was always positive, and she was always able to ride out any attack from the Argentine. 

After ten fairly routine rounds for Taylor, the judges all agreed that the Irish superstar had done enough as they awarded her win number 22 against zero losses.  

Scores were 100-91, 99-91, and 98-92. DAZN News scored the fight 99-91 in favor of Taylor. 

In the fight’s immediate aftermath, Taylor, who has plenty of options in front of her, made it clear what she wants next. 

“Amanda Serrano, we want the fight at Croke Park, 80,000 people,” said Taylor. “It’ll be the biggest event in women’s boxing history.” 

For all updates from tonight's show, read below.


Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Ten

A big finish from both women. Taylor has neglected her boxing in favour of searching for a stoppage, and Carabajal is happy to meet her head-on. A solid ending from both, but it's Taylor who takes the round and surely the fight. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Nine

This is too easy for Taylor. Her jab is all she needs as Carabajal has no idea how to turn this fight in her favour. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Eight

All Taylor again. She's enjoying herself and the fight is visibly being boxed out of Carabajal. Taylor doesn't have to take any risks and it looks like she knows that by boxing smart. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Seven

A smart round from Taylor. She's making Carabajal miss and she's punishing her for her mistakes. Taylor finishes the round with an excellent attack. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Six

Taylor is taking unnecessary risks that could allow Carabajal to make her mark. When Taylor boxes, she's winning well, but she is being caught more frequently. Carabajal edges the sixth. 10-9 Carabajal

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Five

Taylor's round again. The only success Carabajal has is when Taylor decides to stand and trade. 10-9

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Four

Some good action in round four. Taylor attacks Carabajal on the ropes but the Argentine fires straight back. Taylor doesn't need to make this a fight. She does enough to take the round. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Three

It's all Taylor. She's a level above Carabajal, and it's showing. Taylor is winning this fight in first gear. 10-9 Taylor

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round Two

Much better from Taylor. Her superior skillset allows her to take over, and she's finding the target of Carabajal much easier. 10-9 Taylor.

Taylor vs. Carabajal: Round One

A decent start by Carabajal, who doesn't seem in awe of the occasion. Taylor does just enough to edge the round. 10-9 Taylor

Martinez turns back the clock again to destroy Gill

Kiko Martinez's career runs on as he drops Jordan Gill four times before Dave Coldwell, Gill's trainer, stops the bout. Kiko was relentless from the word go, and after dropping Gill twice in round three, he repeated the feat in the following round. Coldwell's intervention was the right call, and Kiko may have secured himself another world title fight.

Gill dropped twice in round three

It looks like a short right-hand does the damage as Gill goes down. The relentless Spaniard drops him again at the end of the session. Gill needs to turn this around. 

Fisher enjoys an early night

Johnny Fisher was far too strong for Dominik Musil as he destroyed the Czech visitor in the opening round. Cheered on by huge support, Fisher gave his fans the perfect performance as he let his hands go from the opening bell. After dropping his opponent twice, the referee jumped in before Fisher could do more damage.

Mature Scotney claims European crown

Ellie Scotney displayed skills beyond her novice professional status as she produced an excellent performance to outpoint Mary Romero. Scotney had to be switched on against the tough Spaniard at all times, and her industry was rewarded after ten rounds, with all three judges giving Scotney the nod. Scotney will have her eyes on a world title shot next year. 

Cully makes explosive start

Gary Cully made a massive statement as he destroyed Jaouad Belmehdi in seconds. A brilliantly timed left hand was all that was required as Cully sent out a warning to the lightweight division. Cully will be eager for a big fight in 2023.

The action will soon be underway

It's a big night for Katie Taylor as she looks to maintain her unbeaten against Karen Carbajal and cap off a brilliant 2022. DAZN will be bringing you all of the night's action.

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