Katie Taylor reckons her lightweight world title bout with Natasha Jonas always had all the ingredients needed for a "thriller" - and says she would love if the pair could do it all again.

The Bray boxer improved her professional record to 18-0 in a titanic tussle with the Liverpudlian and admitted that she expected nothing short of fireworks from this match-up with the woman she famously defeated en route to securing the gold medal at the London Games in 2012.

"What a fight," Taylor declared afterwards.

"Every time myself and Tasha have fought, it's been like that, it's been an edge-of-the-seat type of fight. This fight was no different."

"It's top quality boxing, you have skill, you have heart, you have grit, you have everything you need for a thriller fight."

The early rounds provided little evidence of the high-octane bout that was to transpire, with the champion admitting she wasn't quite at the pitch of the action from the first bell.

"I had a bit of a slow start," Taylor explained. "I felt a bit flat earlier on but I dug deep in the end, I won the championship rounds and thankfully came out with a great win.

"It's top quality boxing, you have skill, you have heart, you have grit, you have everything you need for a thriller fight.

"We were saying all week that this could have been a headline fight and that [fight] shows why."

Once Jonas found her rhythm, she seemed to grow in confidence and with two rounds to go, another win for Taylor was no certainty.

"I knew the rounds were close and I knew I had to win the end rounds," Taylor said. "I showed the heart I needed near the end to dig deep and get those championship rounds."

"Natasha's last two performances have shown [she is up to championship level]. I'd love to a rematch between her and Terri Harper and maybe in the future a rematch between the two of us as well."

"Natasha's last two performances have shown [she is up to championship level]. I'd love to a rematch between her and Terri Harper and maybe in the future a rematch between the two of us as well."

Jonas, for her part, loved the idea of pitting his wits again with the undisputed queen of the ring.

"I knew it was close. I said that I wanted to step up and people were saying that we should be top of the bill - we're going to be a tough act to follow," Jonas said.

"When [Katie's] ready, I'll be ready, I will do a trilogy. I feel like I belong at this level. I've proved it, I want to win belts, I want to win titles, I want to be a champion.

"It's all learning. I've got a few fights to catch up. I want to be here at the championship level - Eddie [Hearn], sort it out!"