1700: Everyone here is on their feet. Irish flags are being waved furiously, frantically… “Ka-De! Ka-De!” For a brief moment there is silence as Taylor is sent spinning, videogame style by a slashing right, and then there’s more silence when Taylor falls to the floor. Both boxers on the attack now … it’s going to the judges.
1702: The crowd is apprehensive. They think Taylor has won, but they can’t be sure. There’s a wait … and then “Ladies and gentleman, the winner by a score of 10 points to 8, and Olympic champion … Katie. Pandemonium. Absolute pandemonium.
Take it away, Spands.
Via Sean Ingle at the Excel in London
Thanks Trevor O’Sullivan