Katie Taylor became the two-weight world champion with a win over Christina Lindardatou on Saturday but has been branded a ‘fake’.
Christina Lindardatou has branded Katie Taylor a ‘fake’ after she became a two-weight world champion.
Taylor beat Lindardatou on points by unanimous decision in Manchester on Saturday night.
But the Greek fighter insists Taylor’s victory was not conclusive and believes she should have been handed the victory.
It adds to the element of doubt around Taylor, whose last fight against Delfine Persoon was shrouded in controversy.
Linardatou accused Taylor of being a fake during her post fight press conference.
When asked to explain her comments she said: “I mean fake is that she is not undisputed, she didn’t beat me, didn’t beat (Delfine) Persoon.
“So you cannot be happy if you go home and not doing it, someone is doing it for you. I feel good because I give all that I have, I go into the ring and I fight for real.”
Linardatou lost her WBO super lightweight championship to Taylor last night and added: “Of course, I am disappointed.
“Everybody saw the fight, everybody saw what happened. Everyone saw. I feel that I won that fight. I think they are protecting her.
“She shouldn’t win fights like that. It is not fair for all the boxers. She lost one fight, she lost a second fight. What is she going to do? She is going to lose all the time and still win another undisputed and say she is a two-weight undisputed.
“People see, they are not stupid. People know. If she respects herself, she will have to give a rematch to me and a rematch to Persoon and then she can say I am undisputed, or I am a champion in two weights.
“I am sorry guys, she is your girl. But this is the truth, this is the reality.”
But Taylor was delighted with the win and said: “There was no point in staying there and trading shots with her – that is her strength. The plan always was to box on the outside and I think I stayed disciplined for the whole fight.
“It is incredible to become a two-weight World champion. I was getting very emotional during the interview (in the ring). That’s how much it meant to be and I was overwhelmed by the support here tonight.
“To be a multi weight world champion is what every fighter dreams of. I became an undisputed champion a few months ago and here I as a two-weight World champion and it keeps getting better and better.”