Taylor Wants “Immediate” Rematch With Persoon
Even though she walked out as undisputed lightweight champion, Katie Taylor wants an immediate rematch with Delfine Persoon,
Taylor and Persoon went the distance in a close and contentious battle for the undisputed crown, with many scoring the fight as a draw or even a victory for Persoon, who lost her WBC title in the process.
“I definitely feel like I done enough, especially early on,” Taylor said. “I knew it was going to be that kind of fight, she’s a great, great champion.
“That’s my nature, I stand there and fight too much. I probably should have been more disciplined.”
“I don’t think Taylor wants to take that risk,” Persoon said to Belgian outlet Sporza. “Her team will argue that she has passed me by. She will not give me another chance.”
“I fear that we are not strong enough,” Persoon said in regard to an appeal to the WBC. “We will look at it, though. It’s too bad, I could have written history for Belgian sport, but I wasn’t allowed.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene