Congratulations to Katie Taylor!

Quite the week for Irish boxer Katie Taylor – securing a place on the Olympic team and just this morning earning another appearance in the final of the AIBA World Championships.
More than a few Irish people were waiting the results of that semi-final at ‘silly o’ clock’ this morning from China. If she wins this, it will be her fourth world title in a row. 
Will be a tough fight though, she’ll either face up against Russian Sofya Ochygava or British boxer Natasha Jonas, both of whom bring strong records to the ring. 

Incredibly exciting to see that she’s made the Olympics. At times there has been so much expectation, that you felt she might have been jinxed! I know, I know very superstitious of me but there you go. It’s going to be a great display of women’s boxing over in London, and hopefully Taylor will take a medal as well. *

And good luck to all the fighters in the finals over the next few days. 

*ahem, slight loss of objectivity in this post. other boxers are profiled around the site as well!

Niamh Griffin

Niamh works as a journalist in Ireland but blog also blogs about women in sport. She tries to be positive but does have a moan every now and then. She is based in Ireland. Read her blog at

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