Katie Taylor defeated Natasha Jonas by a slender unanimous determination to retain her undisputed light-weight titles on Saturday evening in Manchester.
The battle lived as much as all expectations and produced implausible motion for all ten rounds with the champion nearly eking out a call win.
The battle started with Taylor jabbing properly from distance whereas Jonas appeared to counter punch.
Taylor upped the aggression in spherical two and landed successfully with combos.
Jonas modified her strategy within the third, not ready and trying to counter, however as a substitute assembly fireplace with fireplace to good success.
Taylor tailored to this and located a house for some eye-catching single photographs in rounds 4 and 5.
As they handed the midway level, the Irishwoman appeared firmly in management, however ‘Miss GB’ had a constructive sixth.
In spherical seven, each boxers confirmed super coronary heart and Jonas gave the impression to be battling her method again into the competition.
The eighth was explosive once more as Taylor now struggling to match Jonas’ aggression.
Nevertheless, the challenger was drained in spherical 9 and the champion’s accuracy was telling.
Within the ultimate spherical, they met within the centre of the ring and hurled heavy blows at each other, each remarkably refusing to wilt.
On the bell, no one was sure who’d received, however the scorecards declared Taylor the victor by slender unanimous determination – 96-94, 95-94, 95-94.
Taylor mentioned submit battle: “I had a little bit of a gradual begin, however I assumed I received the championship rounds and fortunately got here out with a terrific win.
“It’s prime quality boxing, talent, coronary heart, grit, you might have every part you want.
“We’ve been saying all week it may’ve been a headline battle, that reveals why.”