KATIE TAYLOR remained the undisputed lightweight queen with a textbook win over mandatory challenger Karen Carabajal.
The London 2012 Irish Olympic legend returned to Wembley arena – the scene of her 2016 pro debut – to secure a unanimous decision over the brave but limited Argentine.
Women’s champ Katie Taylor kept hold of bouts after a dominant display
Taylor saw off the challenge of and Karen Carabajal in impressive fashion
The female fighting pioneer – a former super-light champ too – went 22-0 and kept hold of her crowns with scores of: 100-91, 99-91 and 98-92.
Carabajal did not come all the way to London to throw away her 19-0 record and she threw meaningful shots at the Irish icon in the opener.
But the Wicklow warrior used all of her challenger’s shots as an invitation to slip and counter expertly.
Taylor was the shorter woman, with the shorter reach, but she used Carabajal’s long levers against her in the second by ducking inside her punches and firing.
Taylor starred in a ground-breaking Madison Square Garden showdown with fellow legend and seven-weight champion Amanda Serrano in April so had to fight against complacency as well as the South American.
The pair traded bravely in the fourth and Taylor was tagged to make things interesting.
Taylor drove a poleaxe straight into Carabajal’s face in the fifth and was harder to hit, having found her rhythm and timing.
The Bray star was able to show off her defensive skills in the seventh when she was coasting on the scorecards and in tune with all of her opponent’s lunges.
A clash of heads in round nine opened up a gash on the right eye of Carabajal but she never stopped swinging in her late effort to land the upset.
But Taylor was faultless in her latest defence and can now target a more high-profile fight in the Spring.
Earlier in the evening, Peterborough featherweight Jordan Gill was violently dismantled by evergreen Spaniard Kiko Martinez.
The Brit tried to defend his 9st European title against the 36-year-old two-weight world champ.
But he was dropped four times and left with a mangled face before the one-sided assault was stopped in the fourth.
Plucky Carabajal showed resilience against Taylor
In the end, class showed as Taylor was a convincing winner by unanimous decision
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport where two people try to knock out each other by hitting them in their head and faces. The goal of boxing, is to strike your opponent as hard as you can without causing injury. In order for this to happen, both boxers must be able to throw punches at high speed. They must also have good hand-eye coordination.
Are you able to learn how to box?
You can learn how to box. Find a local boxing gym and sign up for a class. Most gyms offer free classes, but if you don’t see one nearby, you can always look up local boxing clubs on Google.
Also, equipment like gloves and mouthpieces, headgear, as well as sparring partners will be required. Once you’ve got all of that, you can begin practicing your punches and kicks.
What is the best way to practice boxing with no partner?
So, if you want to practice boxing without a partner, you can simply watch professional boxing matches on TV. You could also look for an amateur boxing club in your area. Regular training sessions are a common feature of amateur boxing clubs. These sessions often involve sparring partners who hit the pads together.
Punching bags are another option for practicing boxing. Before hitting the bag you should make sure you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves.
How do you train boxers for beginners?
Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch eachother until one is knocked out.
It is important to decide if you like boxing before you can start training to become a fighter. You can view some fights on YouTube to experience what it’s like to punch someone. Once you decide whether you would enjoy being a boxer, you’ll need to choose which style of fighting you’d prefer.
How can I learn how to defend myself against boxing?
Boxing is one the oldest martial arts known. Boxing is also considered to be one of the hardest sports to play. You don’t just punch someone in the face and knock him out. You must know how to defend yourself from punches and kicks.
Finding a nearby boxing gym is the first step. After you have found a great place to train, you will need gloves and headgear. Gloves protect your hands while the headgear protects your head. Also, you will need to wear shorts with a T-shirt.
Once you’ve gathered all your equipment, it’s time for you to start warming up. Start slow and build up speed. You can then go to the mat and spar with another fighter when you feel ready. Don’t worry if you miss. Don’t worry if you miss. Just keep trying until it works.
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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How to learn to box for exercise
How to Learn to Box For Exercise
The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires strength and speed as well agility, coordination, balance, power, and accuracy.
Boxing can be a great exercise and a way to improve your self-esteem. You’ll find that you enjoy the activity so much that you’ll want to keep doing it.
There are many kinds of boxing programs. Some are held at health clubs or gyms, while others can be done at home. You can also take online courses that allow you access from anywhere in this world.
It is important to find a program that suits your needs and your lifestyle. The best programs include exercises designed to build muscle mass, increase flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, and enhance overall well-being.
It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Beginner’s programs usually teach basic techniques and drills such as shadowboxing, sparring, mitt work, and punching combinations. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.
The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. However, they do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. They often include nutritional advice, stretching routines, warm-up exercises, and instruction on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training such as lifting weights and aerobic conditioning such as running.