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Katie Taylor at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile

Katie Taylor at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile

BOXING champion Katie Taylor insists she's still "hard to beat" despite nursing a wrist injury as she sets her sights on qualifying for next year's Olympics.

The gold medallist (28) revealed that she's still training twice a day, six days a week despite damaged ligaments in her left wrist, and is looking forward to getting back in the ring at this year's first ever European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

"It's very intense coming up to these games with less than 100 days to go and I'm feeling really strong," she said.

"I still have a bit of a wrist injury but it's coming together nicely and it's not going to be a problem for me. I just have to be careful."

The world champion said the injury hasn't hindered her training.

"This is a ranking tournament for the Olympic qualifiers so I can't wait for it really," she added. "If I perform at my best, I'm going to be pretty hard to beat."

And the boxer said she thinks soccer star Stephanie Roche was robbed of the Fifa Puskas Award after losing out to James Rodriguez.

Irish Independent