Katie Taylor too good for Anahi Esther Sánchez and takes WBA title

• 2012 Olympic champion takes unanimous verdict against Argentinian
• ‘It’s by far the biggest night of my career,’ says Irish lightweight

Katie Taylor, the most decorated boxer in the history of women’s boxing, added the WBA lightweight title to her heaving sideboard of trophies with a flawed but hectic points win over Anahi Esther Sánchez at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, just 11 months after turning professional.

In only her seventh paid bout, the 31-year-old Dubliner had the former two-weight champion down in the second round with a left to the ribs that would have felled a bull, but Sánchez – who had surrendered the title when the Argentinian failed to make weight on Friday – showed considerable pluck to go the full 10 rounds.

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