Katie Taylor In The Race For BBC SPOTY World Sport Star Award

Katie Taylor In The Race For BBC SPOTY World Sport Star Award

Boxer Star Katie Taylor defended her all five lightweight title belts against Miriam Gutierrez in Wembley at SSE Arena last month.

She was amazing when she won against her challenger Miriam Gutierrez in the fourth round of the game. Her record became undefeated to 17-0 after that.

She makes it to the shortlisted names of star gamers like LeBron James who is an NBA superstar, Golf Champion Dustin Johnson, France’s Serial winner Wendie Renard, UFC champion fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis in BBC sports personality of the year World Sports star award.

James makes it possible for the Los Angeles Lakers to become NBA champion for the first time in almost 10 years. Nurmagomedov retired after his undefeatable record of 29-0 and Last month Jhonson won the Masters.

Also, Captain Lyon leads his team for the fifth year consistently to Champions League and Duplantis is a two times record-breaker of pole vault.

The vote timing is starting from 7 am tomorrow till December 15. Voters can cast their votes on the BBC Sport website for their favorite players.

This award was never won by an Irish player. This award used to be named Overseas Sports Personality of the year.

In this year 2020, Taylor marked her superiority over women’s boxing as she defended her light-weight belt titles in two games.  Before her victory against Gutierrez, she won against her rival Delfine Persoon at the 2012 summer championship in London.

For the first time last month, Taylor was awarded the title of The Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound number one female fighter in the whole world.

Taylor was only named at number two when the sport’s unofficial but respected world rankings were first applied to women boxers last August.

She stands second to Clarissa Shields who won three world titles in her 10 professional bouts as a light-heavyweight boxer. Yet Taylor is considered number one among all of her competitors by judges of Ring’s 11.