Katie Taylor has won her fifth consecutive world title at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea.

The Bray woman secured the gold with a victory over Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana in the 60kg final early this morning.

The judges scored the fight 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 in Taylor’s favour.

The 2012 Olympic champion is now level with Indian great Mary Kom on five world crowns.

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Taylor, saying she is without doubt the outstanding Irish sportswoman of her generation.

He said she has set a standard for all Irish sportspeople to follow in decades ahead.