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Taylor reaches another world final
23 Nov 2014 15:03
Katie Taylor is through to another world final after beating China’s Jinhua Yin in the AIBA Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea.
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Taylor went through on a technical knockout after her opponent threw in the towel at the start of the fourth round.
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The Bray boxer will now face Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana in Monday's lightweight final after she beat France’s Estelle Mossely.
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Speaking to RTÉ Sport after the fight, Taylor said: "[I’m] delighted to be in another final. We had to be very, very patient. The tactics, as always, were spot on from the guys [coaches Pete Taylor and Zaur Anita]."
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The Olympic champion, who is aiming for her fifth successive world title, reached the semi-final on a walkover when her quarter-final opponent, Russia’s Sofya Ochigava, pulled out due to injury. That bout would have been a replay of the London 2012 Olympic final, which saw Taylor win gold.
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Taylor is now guaranteed at least a silver medal ahead of the final, which takes place tomorrow morning just after 6am Irish time.
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