Karen Elizabeth Carabajal has taken to social media to issue a message of thanks to all those that supported her in her quest to beat Katie Taylor.
Carabajal came into Saturday night's contest undefeated. That streak came to an end later that evening, as Taylor dominated the Argentinian for 10 two-minute rounds.
The judge's scorecards didn't make great reading for the 32-year-old, with all three awarding 'The Bray Bomber' a landslide unanimous decision victory. Despite the disappointing defeat, Carabajal was left feeling nothing but gratitude for the opportunity handed to her by one of the greatest fighters of all time.
"I want to thank all the people who accompanied me along this path and helped me get to this opportunity!" begins Carabajal's Instagram post.
"Thanks to everyone who was always there unconditionally and especially to my teacher @gimnasiadebox who if it weren't for him we wouldn't be here today. Thank you teacher for so much, for always being there and helping me grow day by day!
"Thanks to my work team that makes a great effort to bring out my best version to @juanpablocacace for the excellent work you do in each fight, to my physical trainer @gab.rezzonico, to my psychologist @psicologadeportiva, to my pranic healer @adrian .jazmin.58 , my cognitive trainer @aleperez.1980 and @franco_lococo for their help.
"To @odonmartin and @dr.eyharchet for helping me set up with my hands. To @goldfitnessyboxeo for helping me with supplementation.
"To @capileaargentina @robertoalbelook for supporting me forever and accompanying me on this path. To @jawcare for giving me the best mouthpieces.
"To the whole family of @almagroboxingclub for the endurance of always. To all my teammates who help me every day in training, thank you @ motoneta24 and @olivaresgonza for everything you did to help me in this fight.
"To all the girls who gave me a hand with the sparring @de.florr @oribuenanueva @k.vega_94 @lau_cuervita @daniboxe @neegriitaa_22! To @fullsport.arg @calzado_box_meaurio and @raffafit.ok for the clothing for the fight.
"To @hector_puche and my daughter Ludmila who help me every day and always do their best to keep me going. To my work and @aleja_sha for giving me the opportunity to carry out this commitment.
"To @chinomaidana_promotions @legacysportsmgmt @pilemaidana @flavio_oleaga_mirabal @brignonejuan for trusting me for this great challenge! Thanks to all who are always!"
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