Katie Taylor Cut For RTE Sports Personality Gong

Katie Taylor became a two-weight world champion on Saturday night with a unanimous points victory over Greek fighter Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena.

Taylor’s last contest ended with a split-decision win over Delfine Persoon in New York, which saw her unify the entire division with the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF titles.

The Bray boxer is now 3/1 from 20/1 with BoyleSports to land her second RTE Sports Personality of the Year award

…with Shane Lowry remaining the hot favourite at 1/10.

It’s still unknown who is next on the cards for Taylor, but three options are available. The Olympic gold medallist said: “I’m a two-weight world champion, I want that rematch with Delfine Persoon and the Amanda Serrano fight. The Cecilia Braekhus fight as well can be made.”

Should Taylor contest in a rematch with Persoon, something that the Belgian’s camp has been calling for since her defeat, Taylor is the 1/16 favourite to win with Persoon at 8/1.

It’s a level playing field with both Katie and Amanda Serrano priced at 10/11 and should the Irish champion face Cecilia Braekhus, Katie is Evens with the Norwegian former kickboxer and undisputed welterweight champion the 4/5 favourite, but she is seven pounds above Taylor’s new division.

*Prices correct at time of publication.