Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

European success for Taylor

Katie Taylor is a six-time European champion

Katie Taylor recorded a sixth successive European title win on Saturday.

The Irish fighter - arguably the greatest female boxer of her time - saw off Estelle Mosseley to lift the 60kg crowd in Bucharest.

Taylor, 28, won on the scorecard of all three judges.

The victory is her 16th major title, which includes Olympic gold, four world titles and six European Union titles.

"Thanks everyone for all your support and prayers," she wrote on Twitter. "Six X European Champion!! To God be the glory....always!!!"

There was no gold medal joy for English duo Natasha Jonas and Stacey Copeland, though.

Jonas was beaten 3-0 by Anastasia Beliakova in the 64kg category, while Copeland was seen off by Elena Vystropova by the same scoreline in the 69kg section.

"Though not at my preferred weight today I got a European silver," Jonas tweeted. "I had a job to do, a point to prove."

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