Katie Taylor has already achieved most of her dreams - but a blockbuster fight in Dublin is one as yet unrealised ambition she's desperate to fulfil.   

Taylor was crowned the RTÉ Sport Sportsperson of the Year on Thursday night for the second time, just recognition for a 2020 in which she got the better of Delfine Persoon in a gruelling rematch before beating teak-tough challenger Miriam Gutierrez.

"I think it has been one of my best years yet, thank God," she said.

"I'm looking forward to an even bigger year this year. It was the same for everyone really - very, very challenging times. I was fortunate enough to have two big fights lined up.

"I just kept myself in the gym throughout the whole year really, working on my craft, and I came out on top."

On her battle with Persoon, the Bray fighter said: "This was the fight I wanted from the get-go really. After the last fight I knew straight away I wanted a rematch.

"I wanted to put in a dominant performance just to prove the doubters wrong. I know the first decision people said it was controversial - I was looking forward to nailing that fight down. That's exactly what I did.

"I've always wanted the big fights. You have to take risks in the sport to be great. That's always what I wanted to so. 

"Every time I step into the ring I'm 100% confident I'm going to come away with a great win. I want to leave a great legacy. In order to do that you have to take the big fights and you have to take take risks.

"Guttierez was tough as nails. I have to give her credit. She hung in here and showed her toughness. I did everything I could to get her out early but it wasn't to be. But it was another great performance and another great victory."

Taylor is sitting tight at the moment, weighing up her next move. She has yet to fight on Irish soil as a pro. That remains a burning ambition.    

"I'm not too sure when my next fights is going to be, or when it's going to be, or who it's against right now. There's no shortage of big fights. I'm ready for a big year. 

"It'd be an absolute dream to fight back home in Ireland. It'd be very disappointing if I went through my whole professional career and didn't have the chance to fight in a big stadium in Dublin.

"That's the big, big dream for me. Please God that can happen soon."