After a bruising encounter against  Anahi Esther Sanchez, Katie Taylor is unlikely to fight again this year.

The Bray boxer needed stitches over an injured right eye following Saturday night's world title win in Wales.

Next February or March seem more likely for Taylor's next fight as she works towards unifying the various world titles, which is now her main aim.

Taylor dominated her 10-round bout against the Argentinian.

She was competing on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium,

"A title fight in 2018 would be a dream," Taylor told RTÉ’s Joe Stack.

"That was always in the pipeline, a good homecoming in Dublin. I think Eddie (Hearn) has spoken about that as well. So sometime next year I’ll definitely be fighting here at home, I can’t wait for it.

"The unification of the belts would be a dream for me too, that fight last night will open up plenty of doors for me in the future.

"There are a lot of great champions out there and a lot of great fighters in and around my weight and there will potentially be some super fights in the future."