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Katie Taylor wins third AIBA Female Boxer of the Year award

Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 17:28 | Comments

Katie Taylor's utter dominance of women's boxing has seen her claim the AIBA award on two previous occasions
Katie Taylor's utter dominance of women's boxing has seen her claim the AIBA award on two previous occasions

The AIBA has confirmed that Katie Taylor will receive the 2012 AIBA World Elite Female Boxer of the Year Award for a historic third time.

The 2012 AIBA Award Ceremony will take place in Armenia on 7 December.

Taylor , who scooped the prestigious AIBA award in 2008 and 2010, is the current Olympic, World, European and European Union lightweight champion.

The 26-year-old claimed gold at the AIBA World Women's Championships and Olympic Games this year and also picked up the Best Boxer Award from both tournaments in China and the UK.

"Katie has won the award three times now and that has never been done before. It's a great honour and we're absolutely delighted,” said Taylor's coach and dad, Pete Taylor.

Meanwhile, Tyrone's Michael Gallagher, who scooped the Best Referee and Judge Award at the 2012 Olympics, will be presented with the 2012 Best World Best Referee and Judge Award in Yerevan.

This is the second time that the Omagh man, a member of the Clonoe BC, has won the top award.

AIBA Award Winners 2012

Best Elite Men Boxer of the Year - Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)

Best Elite Women Boxer of the Year - Katie Taylor (Ireland)

Best Referee & Judge of the Year - Michael Gallagher (Ireland)

Best Coach of the Year - David Halloway (Great Britain)

Best Technical Official of the Year - Franco Falcinelli (Italy)

Best WSB Boxer of the Year - Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine)

Best WSB Referee & Judge of the Year - Jean-Robert Laine (France)

Best WSB Coach of the Year - Francesco Damiani (Italy)

Best WSB Supervisor of the Year - Luiz Boselli (Brazil)

Best Sportsmanship of the Year - Garip Ercuyumcu (Turkey)

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