Katie Taylor dominates in her second professional fight
She won 60-53 on the scorecard23:08 Saturday 10 December 2016, 23:08 10 Dec 2016
Ireland's Katie Taylor recorded a dominant second win as a professional beating Viviane Obenhauf 60-53 on the judge's scorecard.
Taylor began the fight using her sublime footwork to glide in-and-out against Obenhauf and land when she pleased. Jabbing to the body and then landing counter left-hooks at will, she easily won the round.
Round 2 opened with a flurry with the Bray native knocking her opponent down after she rushed in and got clipped with a hook. Taylor saw out the rest of the round comfortably.
The third round saw Obenhauf attempt to make a brawl of the fight but Taylor was too smart and too quick. The Irishwoman landed a crisp straight right hand as the round drew to a close.
Katie Taylor wins on points and a solid 6 rounds in the bank!— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 10, 2016
Taylor upped the tempo in the fourth and by this stage the brave Obenhauf was beginning to wilt. Taylor reverted to the left hook again but also landed a couple of noticeable body shots.
Taylor began the fifth where she left off in the fourth. She forced her opponent back and controlled the Brazilian like a matador would a bull, picking her off as she rushed in.
The Olympic gold medalist opened the final round with a trademark left hook before allowing her superior movement to dictate the pace of the remaining two minutes. She looked as if she could go six more such was her dominance.
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