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'Katie the Great' - Taoiseach leads tributes to five-time World champion Katie Taylor

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has led the way with praise for record-breaking Katie Taylor after she secured her fifth world title in South Korea today.

The tributes have been pouring in the Bray woman after her opponent Yana Allekseenva failed to stop the Bray star’s five-in-a-row bid at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.

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Katie Taylor with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

Katie Taylor with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

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Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor wins gold at the World Championship in South Korea

Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

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24 November 2014; Katie Taylor, Ireland, with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

24 November 2014; Katie Taylor, Ireland, with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

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Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna with coaches Pete Taylor and Zaur Antia.

Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna with coaches Pete Taylor and Zaur Antia.

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Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

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24 November 2014; Katie Taylor, Ireland, on the podium prior to receiving her gold medal. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

24 November 2014; Katie Taylor, Ireland, on the podium prior to receiving her gold medal. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

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Katie Taylor, Ireland, left, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Katie Taylor, Ireland, left, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

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Katie Taylor, Ireland, left, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Katie Taylor, Ireland, left, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

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Katie Taylor, Ireland, right, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Katie Taylor, Ireland, right, exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg Light Weight Final. 2014 AIBA Elite Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju, Korea. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

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Katie Taylor with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.

"Katie The Great, we are all so proud of you, congratulations!," Enda Kenny posted on his Twitter account this morning.

 Fellow Bray native comedian Dara O'Briain too was keen to lend his support for the boxing star.

"Yay. #Braygirlintheringtralalalala #worldcgampion," he tweeted early this morning.

The Olympic champion and world number 1 looked assured throughout in the 60 kg decider - winning all four of the two-minute rounds.

Others figures were quick to laud the most successful Irish boxer in history who won the bout in the end 40-36, 39-37, 39-37.

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