Katie Taylor is celebrating another historic first after she scooped the Best Women's Boxer Trophy at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Bray BC lightweight claimed a gold medal yesterday following a 10-8 win over Russia's Sofya Ochigava in the 60kg final at the ExCel in London.
This is the first time that this award has been presented in the history of Olympic boxing as female pugilism only made its Olympic debut at London 2012.
The choice was decided by the experts, by the journalists, and those who covered every single minute of competition, analysed and dissected every bout to give their expert opinions.
After triumphing in the lightweight final, Taylor was the overwhelming choice to take the Best Women's Boxer of the London 2012 Olympic Games trophy.
Her technique, her poise and her all-round excellence had the pundits acclaiming her exploits in unison as she took 60% of the vote.
A pioneer, 25-year-old Katie Taylor has taken the sport to new heights with her level of skills and dedication to the sport. She is a worthy winner of the first ever women's best boxer trophy.
The decision was not decided on sentiment; the experts agreed that her performances at the ExCeL in both the quarter- and semi-finals made her the perfect choice to be rewarded with the trophy.
The Irish legend was in scintillating form in her previous two bouts, eliminating the rising star from Tajikistan Mavzuna Chorieva in the semi-finals and before that overcoming the tough challenge of Natasha Jonas of Great Britain in arguably the best contest of the whole competition, including the men’s bouts.