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Irish Mirror
Eamon Doggett

Irish pair Katie McCabe and Ruesha Littlejohn cheer on Katie Taylor to world title defence

Ireland captain Katie McCabe was among the fans cheering on Katie Taylor to another defence of her lightweight word titles at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

Taylor was too good for her Argentine opponent Karen Elizabeth Carabajal and won the fight by unanimous decision.

It brings her perfect professional record to 22 victories from 22 fights.

READ MORE: Katie Taylor beats Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in London

And her promoter Eddie Hearn was adamant that her next fight will be on home soil and a massive event at Croke Park.

“It’s time to return to Ireland now, whoever it is, wherever it is, Ireland has to be next for Katie Taylor," said Hearn.

“She deserves it more than anyone, she’s boxed all over the world, the Irish fans are incredible and they travel everywhere.

“It’s time to give Ireland a sporting event they will never forget, and that’s the return of their hero Katie Taylor."

Katie Taylor is declared the winner (Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Matchroom Boxing/Mark Robinson)

One of Ireland's greatest ever sports stars was cheered on by two of the heroes of the women's football team.

Ireland captain McCabe and her teammate and partner Ruesha Littlejohn were in attendance at the fight in London.

The couple live in England, with McCabe playing for Arsenal in London, and Littlejohn playing for Aston Villa in Birmingham.

McCabe and Littlejohn must still be on a high after helping Ireland to qualify for next year's World Cup - the first time an Irish women's team has qualified for a major tournament.

Ring legend Taylor, of course, played international football for Ireland before fully turning her attention to boxing, and the rest, as they say, was history.


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