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The Bray woman secured the gold with a victory over Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana [left] 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.

Katie Taylor wins fifth consecutive world title (RTÉ)

21 thoughts on “While You Were Sleeping

  1. Jock

    Is she actually any good or is it just a lack of talent in her division? I mean she secured an Olympic medal with a single bout.

    1. ReproBertie

      Is she actually any good? 5 World golds, 6 European golds, 5 European Union golds and an Olympic gold. Do you think they give them away for fun?

      She didn’t get her place in the Olympics via a raffle. She went in there seeded and it was only becasue the IOC wouldn’t allow more women boxers in that she started one fight away from a medal.

    2. Owen

      Yes, she is a class act. No, it was not a single bout in 2012, not to mention the qualification rounds. She must be over 80 international bouts unbeaten at this stage. Idiot.

    3. lawless Frilly Keane

      Sur she can only bate what’s put on front of her ffs

      G’wan Katie girl

      A great bout t’win

  2. Deirdre C

    Pound for pound she’s probably the best female boxer on the planet. It still sickens me that some of our very own citizens search for reasons to diminish her success.

      1. Deirdre C

        The professional level is no stronger. Even the professionals would find it hard to disagree.
        She’s not only our greatest ever sportswoman but quite possibly the greatest ever sportsperson this country has ever known.

    1. Bingo Slimz

      I suppose my indifference towards her stems from the fact that I’m not in the slightest bit interested in boxing, male or female. It’s not as if people follow women’s boxing week in, week out. Yet every now and then, Katie Taylor wins something and we’re all supposed to act like it’s something very important to us. What about other Irish people who excel at sports that have an extremely low following, like the Tiddly-Winks team or the (insert non-olympic sport) team? Shouldn’t we make a big deal about them?

      She’s clearly excellent at her sport, there’s no doubt. How do you mean ‘ very own citizens search for reasons to diminish her success’? Do you mean not care as much as you do? Do you mean point out that women’s boxing isn’t as popular as football or rugby?

      1. KayBray

        In response to your question..
        “What about other Irish people who excel at sports that have an extremely low following, like the Tiddly-Winks team or the (insert non-olympic sport) team? Shouldn’t we make a big deal about them?” ..
        Yes, yes we should. Let’s start with Katie.
        Gwan Katie!

      2. Deirdre C

        I mean she gets nothing like the credit our rugby or soccer team receives. There are many minority sports in ireland that people do well at but nothing like the success she has achieved.
        You may have no interest in boxing but it’s a huge sport in this country. They may not chat about it much in pubs around Donnybrook or Foxrock but practically every less privileged community has a boxing club. Yet despite it’s huge popularity and Katie’s success, it’s still dreadfully funded.

        1. Bingo Slimz

          What credit does our soccer team receive? Taking the piss out of them is our national sport. Which puts it about 15 sports ahead of boxing.

          I see your line of reasoning here though: You love boxing, so it should get much more funding. Fair play. Go Katie, and all that.

          1. Deirdre C

            I love boxing and I love soccer. You obviously missed the heaps of praise and ott jubilation after our 1-1 victory with the Germans earlier this month :-).

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