Taylor through to London semi-finals

Published Monday, 06 August 2012
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Team Ireland's Katie Taylor has beaten Britain's Natasha Jonas 26-15 in the Women's Lightweight quarter-final.

Taylor through to London semi-finals
Katie Taylor, in red, defends against Natasha Jonas, in blue, on Monday. (© Getty)

Taylor was tipped for success having won four successive world titles and also five consecutive European gold medals.

Roared on by thousands of Irish supporters at ExCel South Arena 2, she set the pace from the start of the bout with an early combination on Liverpool's Jonas.

The second was more even as the Team GB fighter rocked Taylor's head back with a hard right - but the Irishwoman responded with a crisp combination.

With a halfway lead of 10-7, Taylor went on to dominate the third and moved 19-11 ahead before taking another count in the last to secure an imperious win.

It puts her into the semi-finals and secures at least a bronze medal.

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6 Comments
Conor in West Belfast wrote (839 days ago):
Ulysses32, hahahahaha, brilliant.
Chris in Newry wrote (840 days ago):
Great win Katie, don't be an idiot Lorna, lol.
Ulysses32 in Belfast wrote (840 days ago):
There's only so much "history" you can fit into one book, lorna. I'm still waiting on the prequel "The Lost Years - Jesus aged 10 to 33."
Ryan in Belfast wrote (841 days ago):
Well done Katie, go for Gold :) Maybe if Katie gets a Gold Medal there should be a statue of her erected in Belfast like there might be for the Colraine brothers who won Silver and Bronze medals.
lorna in limavady wrote (842 days ago):
What a strange name for a boxing club "holy family" i did not know Mary and Joseph tought Jesus boxing
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