Katie wins with fifth round stoppage

Katie Taylor has maintained her unbeaten record in the professional ranks.

The Wicklow woman stopped Italy’s Monica Gentili in five rounds at London’s O2 Arena tonight.

The fight was stopped in the fifth round after Taylor put the Italian on the canvas following two particularly heavy hooks to the head and a sharp right hook.

Referee Mark Green let the Italian get to her feet, but with the 39-year-old clearly hurt the official called a halt at 1min 35secs of the round.

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