(JULY 13) Katie Taylor maintained one
of the most consistent runs in World amateur boxing after claiming
gold at the Russian Multi Nations at the Sports Palace in St
Petersburg on July 11th. The World and European champion
chalked up her 39th victory in a row - and her 60th win in the last
61 bouts - after beating Russian lightweight Natalie Bondareva 6-3.
Bondereva was obliged to take two standing counts in the first round
of today's 60Kg final.
Meantime, Taylor, who boxes out of the Bray BC, also scooped the
best technical boxer award.
Today's win marks the fourth time in a row that the 23 year old
Irish woman has beaten an opponent from the host nation in their own
Taylor scored 59 points and conceded 20 in four bouts in four days
in St Petersburg.
Bondareva was the second Russian opponent she beat at the Sports
Palace this week.
The Irish team will arrived home via Dublin Airport at 7.45pm
tomorrow evening (July 12th).
July 8th: Last 16
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Dong Cheng (China) 10-2
July 9th: Quarter Final
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Ayzanet Gadzhieva (Russia) 17-4
July 10th: Semi Final
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Alexandra Sidorenko (Ukraine)
July 11th: Final
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Natalie Bondareva (Russia) 6-3
60Kg: Katie Taylor
Coaches: Peter Taylor & Pat Ryan