Katie Taylor Wants To Return To America For St. Patrick's Day Fight

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor has edged nearer to challenging for a world title after stopping Jasmine Clarkson on her American debut at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

The Olympic gold medalist gave an impressive performance to become the first person to stop Clarkson and improve her professional record to 6-0.

Ireland's 2012 Olympic gold medal victor was razor-sharp from the first bell to the eventual end of the fight, beating Clarkson to the punch throughout.

Making her US debut, Ireland's Taylor proved a dominant force on the undercard of Mikey Garcia's decision win over Adrien Broner Saturday.

Clarkson had no answer to Taylor's punches and, after the third round, the American's corner called a halt.

"I feel like I'm ready for a world title shot, it's definitely going to be an exciting few months for me, and I am also looking forward to boxing at home in Ireland soon". "I'm ready and willing to step into the ring with anyone, so I hope a world title is on the way next", Taylor told Fight Hub TV.

"It was a fantastic experience being my first time competing here in the U.S", Taylor said.

"It was great to get the stoppage in the end as well, there were a lot of Irish people in the crowd which made it very special for me", Taylor added. "I felt good and strong in there tonight".

The win marked Taylor's first successful defence of her WBA female Inter-Continental lightweight title with the Bray native now in line to challenge for a world title later this year, with Taylor's manager Brian Peters previously stating that the plan is for the 31-year-old to challenge for a world title in Dublin in November.

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