Katie Taylor is planning for a ground-breaking 2019 as the Bray native remains on course to become the undisputed lightweight world champion.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist put on a scintillation display at the iconic Madison Square Garden on Saturday night as she outpointed and outclassed former amateur foe Eva Wahlstrom.

Fighting on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez world title encounter with England's Rocky Fielding, Taylor romped to a 100-90 victory over the reigning world super featherweight champion. 

And now the unbeaten Taylor (12-0) wants even more. 

"It's been an absolute privilege to fight at Madison Square Garden," said Taylor, speaking to Sky Sports after the fight.

"I thought it was a great performance against an undefeated fighter. She came here to win but I thought I boxed very smartly."

It was a relentless performance from Taylor, who was happy to both box on the outside and stand and trade against a very game and durable opponent. The only thing that was missing from Taylor's perspective was the knock-out.

The former five-time amateur world champion admitted that she would have liked to finish the contest earlier but acknowledged that the two-minute format perhaps makes it a more difficult proposition.

"Obviously, I would have loved the stoppage, but stoppages are very hard to get sometimes against a quality opponent like that, and with the two-minute rounds as well.

"I think if it was three-minute rounds the stoppages would come a lot easier, but that was a great performance, and I'm very happy tonight.

"I have an awful lot of respect for Eva. She is a great, great person, and we have a lot of respect for one another.

"We obviously knew each other very well from the amateur days. I knew she was a top-quality opponent."

So now, looking ahead to the New Year, Taylor painted the picture of her perfect year as she looks to take on the two remaining lightweight world champions Delfine Persoon and Rose Volante, as well as matching two high-profile encounters against Amanda Serrano and Cecilia Brækhus.

"The four of them next year, that would be fantastic," smiled Taylor.