Katie Taylor secured her fourth European Union title on the trot after producing after defeating Poland’s Karolina Graczyk in the Lightweight final in Katowice, Poland.
The Bray woman, the current World and European champion, posted a 25-9 victory to take her points tally in four bouts in five days in Poland to 80 for and 30 against.
And in double celebration she also collected the boxer of the tournament award.
This latest success – Taylor’s second on the trot over Graczyk – saw the 24-year-old secure her eleventh major international title since 2005.
“Katie was a different class. It’s the best I’ve seen her perform. She was absolutely brilliant,” said IABA Director of Boxing Dominic O’Rourke, at ringside in Katowice.
Congratulations to Katie and her coach and father Pete Taylor.
European Union Women’s Championships Katowice, Poland
Tuesday, May 31
51kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Katalin Ancisin (Hungary) 4-9
60kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Denista Eliseeva (Bulgaria) 11-6
75kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Tamara Fabiana Garcia (Spain) 13-16
Wednesday June 1st
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Marzia Davide (Italy) 16-5
Thursday, June 2
48kg: Lynne McEnerny (Ireland)) lost to Lidia Boussaida (France) 11-17
57kg: Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Sandra Kruk (Poland) RSC4
64kg: Kelly Harrington (Ireland) lost to Oliwia Luczak (Poland) 12-19
Friday, June 3
60Kg: (Lightweight) Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Chantelle Cameron (England) 28-10
69kg: (Welterweight) Laoise Traynor (Ireland) lost to Marichelle De Jong (Netherlands) 8-20
81kg: (Light-heavyweight) Lauragh O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Timea Nagy (Hungary) 10-26
Saturday June 4th
60Kg: (Lightweight) Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Karolina Graczyk (Poland)
Irish squad EU Women’s Championships Katowice, Poland
48Kg: Lynne McEnerny (St Pauls)
51Kg: Ciara Smith (Cavan)
57Kg: Dervla Duffy (Ryston)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray)
64Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthinas)
69Kg: Laoise Traynor (Bray)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)
81+Kg: Lauragh O’Neill (Paulstown)
Director of Boxing: Dominic O’Rourke
Team Manager: Majella Loftus
Coaches: Peter Taylor, Zaur Antia & John Finn
Physio: Sandra Caulfield