Katie Taylor recorded a unanimous points victory against Caroline Veyre over four rounds at the Mansion House in Dublin in the first bout of a double header this weekend for the European, World and Olympic champion.

The Bray pugilist forced her Canadian opponent, who was a late replacement for Clarissa Parker after the American encountered severe travel problems, to take a standing count in the third round.

Taylor faces Finnish fighter Mira Potkonen at Ballywaltrim Community Centre in her home town tonight in what will be just her second contest since she landed a fifth consecutive European Union title in July.

Speaking after the fight, Taylor said: "Not knowing really anything about her was a bit of a problem, but you just have to deal with these sort of things.

"Caroline is a good fighter and she has a great future ahead of her. I thank her for taking the fight.

"I felt comfortable in there and it was good to get things going again after not having had a fight for nearly five months."