first_imgThe sight of Andy Ruiz Jr. walking out of Madison Square Garden with four world heavyweight titles after his stunning, seventh-round TKO of Anthony Joshua was shocking, to say the least.It was such a monumental upset and feat that it completely overshadowed how another boxer on Saturday night’s card, Delfine Persoon, should have exited New York with four championship straps in tow but did not. On Sunday, hours removed from the victory, Taylor had a chance to briefly reflect on becoming just the third woman in boxing history to be named an undisputed champion, following in the footsteps of Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields.What a grueling and amazing night at MSG! Dream come true to come away with all the belts. It was a very close fight but mission accomplished! Thanks so much to the fans for all the support. Today is a day for celebrating with family as UNDISPUTED!— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) June 2, 2019A superfight with Braekhus or seven-division women’s champion Amanda Serrano looms next for Taylor.But as the days go by and Taylor and her team watch the Persoon fight replay, perhaps they should consider granting the Belgian a rematch to leave critics — and more importantly, herself — with no doubt as to who’s the better boxer. Because Saturday night’s majority decision could have easily swung Persoon’s way. Katie Taylor scored a controversial majority decision (96-94, 96-94, 95-95) over Persoon to become the undisputed world women’s lightweight champion just two bouts before Joshua’s loss. However, the general consensus between fight fans and media alike was that the Belgian fighter did more than enough to have her hand raised and wear the undisputed crown. (Sporting News scored it 96-94 in favor of Persoon).Join DAZN and watch Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls on June 8The older, more experienced Persoon muddied up the fight with her awkward style and put Taylor on notice about the long, grueling night ahead with a 66-punch second round. That’s 66 punches in two minutes, not three minutes.Persoon opened a cut on the bridge of Taylor’s nose in the fourth round and kept walking the 2012 Olympic gold medalist down, getting inside and applying constant pressure for the remainder of the fight as she closed out the bout appearing to be the fresher, more in-charge fighter.Although Taylor was able to land plenty of clean shots, Persoon made the Irish boxing sensation fight Persoon’s fight, and it became clear early on that Taylor was thrown for a loop. Still, Taylor (14-0, 6 KOs) was given the close decision nod over Persoon (43-2, 18 KOs).Immediately following her controversial win, Taylor called the bout a “very, very close fight.” Persoon, in tears, left the ring feeling like she was robbed of a career-defining victory and the undisputed crown in her first fight on American soil.last_img read more