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In case you missed it: Watch Katie Taylor add WBO world title to her collection

Rose Volante was the latest champion to be dethroned by Bray’s finest in Philadelphia on Friday night.

Katie Taylor celebrates Taylor with her belts. Source: Tom Hogan/INPHO

KATIE TAYLOR’S DREAM to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world is now just one fight away after Friday night.

The 32-year-old took care of Brazilian Rose Volante at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia to add the WBO belt to her WBA and IBF titles. 

In a thrilling encounter, Taylor overcame Volante thanks to a ninth-round stoppage and there is just one piece of the jigsaw left for the Bray superstar — with Belgium’s Delfine Persoon in possession of the WBC crown.

“The road to undisputed is still on — Delfine Persoon is the one I want next, and the Anthony Joshua undercard would be absolutely perfect,” said Taylor.

“It’s exactly what I want. When I first sat down with Eddie [Hearn] and Brian [Peters] a few years ago, I said I wanted to become the undisputed champion. That’s always been my goal since I have turned pro. That would be absolutely historic. That would be equal to winning the Olympic gold medal for me, I think.”

Hearn’s hope is make that mouth-watering match-up for the undercard of Joshua’s heavyweight defence against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on 1 June.

In the meantime, here is Taylor’s latest bout in full in case you missed it:

Source: Sky Sports Boxing/YouTube

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