Katie Taylor progresses to first European Games semi-final

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Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor eased into the semi-finals in Baku with a victory over Ida Lundblad this morning.

The boxer from Bray, Co. Wicklow, eliminated her 19-year-old Swedish opponent by unanimous decision 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 in their women’s Boxing Light 60kg quarter-final bout.

She is now guaranteed at least a bronze medal, but the world number one will be hungry for gold, and faces home favourite Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna on Friday.

 

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