Taylor makes light work of Connor in London – RTE.ie

Katie Taylor defended her IBF and WBA world titles against Kimberly Connor with a third round stoppage at the O2 in London.

Taylor produced a consistent performance, with one stunning combination in the first round that rocked Connor and gave an indication of what was to come.

The American did offer a small bit of tenacity, with Taylor suffering a swelling under her eye in the second round.

The Bray boxer said afterwards that she was unsure how it occurred.

However, in the third round Connor threw further caution to the wind when under pressure from Taylor, and it began a flurry of punches that wowed the sold out London arena, with the opponent wobbling after each punch.

In the end it was no surprise as the referee stepped in to end the fight near the end of the third round with Connor struggling to stay on her feet.

Taylor will fight in America next against Cindy Serrano in Chicago on 6 October.