Boxing: Katie Taylor beats Miriam Gutierrez via unanimous decision

Katie Taylor beats Miriam Gutierrez via unanimous decision

Katie Taylor cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Spain’s Miriam Guiterrez to remain the undisputed women’s world lightweight champion.

The 34-year-old Irishwoman headlined the card at Wembley’s SSE Arena in the last of three women’s world title bouts and put in a stunning performance that thoroughly deserved top billing.

Gutierrez, who was fighting outside her homeland Spain for the first time, came into the contest with a 13-0 record but was simply outclassed by the impressive Taylor, with the judges scoring the one-sided contest 100-89, 100-90 and 99-91 in her favour as she retained her WBA, IBF, WBC, WBO and Ring magazine titles with ease.

Speaking after the fight, Taylor said:

‘Yeah, very, very satisfied,’

‘I thought it was a great performance and she was very tough. I tried my best to get her out of there at times.

‘She’s very durable but I couldn’t get her out. I would have loved to get a stoppage today but it was a great performance. I was very happy today.

‘There are no shortage of big fights out there. It is all about the legacy and making history in this sport and inspiring the next generation but yeah, people still haven’t seen the best of me yet.’