Friday 6 December 2019


Regardless of what happens at the business end of the 2014 World women's boxing championships in Jeju City, Katie Taylor's reputation as Ireland's most successful ever sportswoman remains intact.

But despite her phenomenal achievements, the Bray boxer still has personal goals to achieve.


Indian native Mangte Chungneijang - better known as Mary Kom - was the original trail blazer for women's boxing. She is the only boxer to have won five successive World titles. Indeed, the 31-year-old mother of three won medals at six successive World championships.

At the first ever women's world boxing championships in Scranton, USA in 2001 she won a silver medal before taking gold at the 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 championships,

Uniquely the gold medal wins were at three different weights - the first at 45kg, three at 46kg and in 2010 she won gold in the 48kg category.

Taylor began her gold winning run at the 2006 World championships in New Delhi in the 60kg category - her subsequent three gold medals have been in the same category.

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