21 August 2016

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Ireland's Defending Olympic Boxing Champion Katie Taylor Suffers Shocking Defeat at Rio

It has been shocking news for all the Olympic fans and the fans of the Irish Boxer Katie Taylor. As per the latest update, Katir Taylor has been crashed out of the Rio Olympics quarter-finals losing to Finland’s Mira Potkonen. Katie who has been the 2012 London gold medal winner in the 60 kg division of the women’s light has come in to bout as an Olympic gold favorite but she now has to leave the Rio without getting a medal. You can also check Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony details here.

Ireland's Defending Olympic Boxing Champion Katie Taylor Suffers Shock Defeat at Rio

Difficult Year for Katie Taylor Falling in First Hurdle at Rio

In a tremendously thigh fight the Potkonen has won the split decision. The judge of Ecuadorean Clemente Carrillo has scored a 38-38 draw before finally deciding in favour of the Finnish underdog. Katie has a difficult year this time both inside the ring as well as outside of it. He coach and father has stepped out of training her and he was not present at the corner this morning. The head of the Irish high performance of the boxing Billy Walsh has also left out the camp for joining the boxing programme of the USA. With this, the Taylor has lost many tournaments falling in the first hurdle at Rio 2016. But in between the year’s 2006 to 2012, she has won 5 successive world titles.


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