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Katie Taylor impresses as she cruises into world championship final

The 25-year-old from Bray led her opponent Mavzuna Chorieva from Tajikistan in Qinhuangdao throughout their bout this morning.

Taylor declared the the walkover winner earlier this week in the quarter-final.
Taylor declared the the walkover winner earlier this week in the quarter-final.
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KATIE TAYLOR IS on the brink of a fourth world title, having won her semi-final on a scoreline of 16-6 this morning.

The 25-year-old from Bray led her opponent, Mavzuna Chorieva from Tajikistan, throughout in Qinhuangdao this morning.

She’s now guaranteed at least a silver medal when she takes to the ring again tomorrow.

“I’m delighted to be in another final and one step closer to retaining my world title,” Taylor said afterwards.

“My dad always told me to keep my left hand very busy and I was able to pick her off all day then,” she told RTÉ’s Darragh Maloney. “So, it worked perfectly really.”

And when asked about some trash talking from the opposite corner, Taylor said: “I can do that myself. I wasn’t going to get drawn in and I’m one step closer to retaining the title. I’ve received incredible support and good wishes from everyone back home and I hope to do everyone proud in the Olympics and win a gold medal. Hopefully I will be going there as world champion.”

She will meet either Russia’s Sofya Ochigava — who Taylor beat in the European final last year — or England’s Natasha Jonas in the decider tomorrow.

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