• Reuters


Katie Taylor retained her undisputed lightweight world championship on Saturday, with a split-decision victory over Amanda Serrano on a historic night in Madison Square Garden in front of a raucous sellout crowd.

The Irishwoman — who stretched her unbeaten professional record to 21-0 — and Serrano were the first women to headline a fight at the world’s most famous arena and put on a show-stopping performance equal to the occasion.

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