Katie Taylor wins fifth consecutive world title

/Katie Taylor wins fifth consecutive world title

Katie Taylor wins fifth consecutive world title

Katie Taylor has won her fifth consecutive world title at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea.

The Bray woman secured the gold with a victory over Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana in the 60kg final early this morning.

The judges scored the fight 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 in Taylor’s favour.

The 2012 Olympic champion is now level with Indian great Mary Kom on five world crowns.

The 2012 Olympic champion is now level with Indian great Mary Kom on five world crowns.

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Taylor, saying she is without doubt the outstanding Irish sportswoman of her generation.

He said she has set a standard for all Irish sportspeople to follow in decades ahead.


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