Katie Taylor said she didn't want to get "dragged into a fight" after becoming a two-weight world champion in Manchester on Saturday.
The Bray boxer claimed the WBO super lightweight belt to add to the WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC and The Ring lightweight titles she had already won.
The unanimous points victory over Christina Linardatou made her just the third Irish person to hold titles at different weights, after Carl Frampton and Steve Collins.
But, after beating Delfine Persoon in a contested split decision back in June, Taylor told RTÉ Sport's Jacqui Hurley that she had to be patient this time around.
"I boxed very clever on the outside, and stayed very disciplined throughout the ten rounds," she said.
"That was what Ross (Enamait, trainer) was drilling into me over the last few months that it has to be a disciplined performance.
"I don't want to be dragged into a fight the way I did in the last fight.
"All she has is a strong punch, she's very strong. The way to beat her was to box her on the outside, and my jab was very good today.
"It was a great performance, and I'm delighted to come out with the win."
The fight completes a successful year for Taylor, but she says there's plenty more to come in 2020.
"I don't know who is next, I just do what I'm told," she joked.
"There's no shortage of big fights out there for me. This win has set up a huge 2020 for me.
"Amanda Serrano... Cecilia Braekhus... the re-match with Persoon... huge fights. It sets up an exciting year next year."