Newly-crowned WBA champion Katie Taylor aims to unify lightweight world titles

Katie Taylor has set her sights on dominating the lightweight division after capturing the WBA world title.

The Irish sensation outclassed Anahi Sanchez at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday night en route to a comfortable unanimous decision victory.

But Taylor will not be content with merely adding one world title to her 2012 Olympic gold medal and now intends to set about unifying the 135-pound division.

Katie Taylor says winning a world title means more than words can describe.

“The plan was always to unify the belts and take over the lightweight division,” Taylor told IFL TV. “This fight was the start of that I hope.

“There are a lot of great champions in and around this weight category. Why not fight them all?

“I want to fight all the big names in women’s boxing. Fights like tonight only elevate the sport so I would love to be in big, big superfights in the future.”

One superfight Taylor has been linked with is a bout with former UFC bantamweight (135 lbs) champion Holly Holm.

Holm put together a stellar 33-2-3 record as a boxer before crossing over into mixed martial arts and shocking the world by knocking out the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey to capture the UFC world title.

Taylor’s promoter has admitted a fight with Holm is one he would be keen to make and the 31-year-old Bray native says she is open to the possibility.

When asked about a potential bout with Holm, a smiling Taylor replied: “That is the first I have heard of it but it sounds good. Bring it on for sure.”