ALL THINGS IRELAND: GOLD AGAIN FOR KATIE TAYLOR
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Monday, October 24, 2011

GOLD AGAIN FOR KATIE TAYLOR


Irish women's boxing heroine Katie Taylor claimed Gold again on Saturday night after she claimed her fifth European senior title in a row with her fifth win in six days in Rotterdam.



A 10-5 decision over Russia's two-time World champion Sofya Ochigava secured a 12th major international gold medal for the Bray woman, who is also the reigning World and EU lightweight champion.


Saturday's verdict was sweet revenge for the 25-year-old, who was controversially adjudged to have lost to the Russian southpaw at the Usti nad Labem Grand Prix in the Czech Republic in March 2010


"Sofya is one of the best opponents I have ever met and I'm absolutely thrilled with the win. I can't believe it really.


"Obviously, we are rivals inside the ring, but we really get on very well outside the ring. She's a lovely person as well as fantastic boxer.


"It's always a great feeling to win. In fact, it gets better every time. There was a lot of pressure on me going into this tournament and that pressure was there all week.

Lets hope that she continues her consistent brilliance into next year's Olympics in London.

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