OLYMPICS: There has been yet more woe for the Irish Boxing team after Katie Taylor suffered a shock loss in her quarter-final fight with Mira Potkonen.
Taylor looked shocked at the decision, but it’s hard to argue against the decision.
The Finnish fighter delivered a classy performance and won the fight on a split decision.
One judge scored the contest 39-37 in favour of Taylor, while another judge gave it 39-37 in favour of Potkonen, while the third judge scored the fight 38-38 and gave the decision to the Finnish boxer.
The defeat is another huge blow for the Irish Boxing team, who have suffered a disastrous Olympics with the exception of Michael Conlan.
It seems the loss of Billy Walsh to the USA, has had a severe impact on the Irish Boxing team, and that coupled with the Michael O’Reilly tested positive for a banned substance has signified a horrible campaign thus far.
Michael Conlan now carries the hopes of an entire nation in his bid to land a gold medal for Ireland.Tags: