Katie Taylor edged closer to her fifth European title in a row following a convincing semi-final victory over Helena Falk in Rotterdam.

Current AIBA World champion Taylor beat the Swedish lightweight 25-11 over four, two minute rounds early on Friday afternoon.

The Bray boxer will now meet Russia's Sofya Ochigava, the 2006 World bantamweight champion, in Saturday's 60Kg final.

Ochigava, who has moved up to lightweight, comfortably beat Bulgaria's Denista Eliseeva in the corresponding semi-final.

"Katie gave a very good display today. She went out to enjoy herself in the last round, but she didn't leave anything for chance and she put in her punches as well," said Irish team manager Anna Moore.

Taylor's final bout against Ochigava will take place on Saturday evening in Holland. The finals begin at 6pm (Irish time).