Thursday 14 December 2017

Taylor will be hottest ticket at Olympics

Graham Clifford

After months of waiting for it to happen Katie Taylor (right) finally booked her place at this summer's Olympic Games yesterday.

The world champion undoubtedly represents Ireland's best chance of a medal at London 2012 and over the next few weeks tickets to her bouts at the Excel Arena are likely to be in high demand.

Ms Taylor qualified after receiving a walkover in her quarter-finals at the World Amateur Championships in China.

An emotional Katie told reporters "It's a dream come true, I just can't believe it really. It's just years and years of hard work really to get here, now I'm going to be an Olympian."

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