By Vince Writer: Six months after her historic victory over Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden, Katie Taylor returned to the squared circle, and she did so in impressive fashion by defeating Karen Elizabeth Carabajal (19- 1, 2 KOs) at Wembley Arena in London. , live on DAZN.
During the first round, the hand speed and foot speed advantage that Katie Taylor possessed was evident in a matter of seconds. Taylor was able to use the opening round to establish distance and land some solid shots.
After gaining the necessary range, Taylor began to put her punches together, and as a result, she won the second round by scoring with sharp combinations. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal is trying to get her offense on track, but the lightweight champion always seems to be on top.
Carabajal’s best round was the fourth round, when she went toe-to-toe with Taylor during a heated exchange between the two boxers. Both Taylor and Carabajal stayed in the pocket and took strong shots during the exchange. Although Carabajal had a few good moments in the fourth, Taylor seemed to have enough to win the round.
The second half of the fight was a mirror image of the first half as Taylor continued to show her skills by coming out with pressure and expertly boxing the back leg.
The fight continued to take on the tone of a boxing clinic as Taylor showed off her ability to control the pace and exchange points.
Karen Elizabeth Carabajal came into the game as an undefeated fighter, but she had never had the experience of sharing a ring with a boxer the size of Katie Taylor. Carabajal gave the effort, but Taylor was quick and skilled, and as a result, Taylor won the match by unanimous decision.
Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs) admitted Carabajal was not good, but she was able to adjust and successfully defend her light heavyweight crown. Taylor is ready to take her talent back home to Ireland, but she was vague when asked if Amanda Serrano would be her local opponent.
“Whether it’s Amanda Serrano or not, we want the fight in Croke Park, 80,000 people. It will be the biggest event in women’s boxing history.”