Katie Taylor moves to brink of Olympic qualification

She won her last-16 match

Katie Taylor moves to brink of Olympic qualification

Katie Taylor celebrates with her gold medal | Image: ©INPHO/Doug McDermott

One more win and Katie Taylor will qualify for the 2016 Olympics to win the gold she took home from London four years ago.

The Bray boxer defeated Argentina’s Dayana Sanchez in their last-16 match at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Astana.

 

It was a unanimous victory as Taylor coasted past the challenge, winning all three rounds.

That puts her into the quarter-finals and a last-four place will then be enough to book her place in Rio.