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Katie Taylor named 'Women's Boxing Ambassador' by governing body

The honour caps a remarkable year for the 26-year-old boxer from Bray.

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KATIE TAYLOR HAS been named as the International Boxing Association’s ‘Women’s Boxing Ambassador,’ a role she will hold in the run-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The Bray boxer won gold for Ireland at this year’s Games in London, as well as at the World Championships, with both titles seeing her named as AIBA World Female Boxer of the Year at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia.

“It is an honour for me to be nominated AIBA women’s boxing ambassador”, said the 26-year-old.

“I want to help elevate women’s boxing to ensure it sits at the pinnacle of sporting achievement.”

AIBA President, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, said: “AIBA is extremely happy that Katie has accepted our offer to become AIBA Women’s Boxing Ambassador.

“She has inspired a generation of women boxers and the acceptance of women’s boxing in the Olympic program has been in part a result of her outstanding achievements.

“She is now role model to youngsters around the globe and we are looking forward to working closely with her in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

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