Emotional Katie Taylor reacts to defeat as her coach hits out at "shocking decision"

"I'm not finished yet, that's for sure"

Emotional Katie Taylor reacts to defeat as her coach hits out at "shocking decision"

Ireland's Katie Taylor dejected after losing her fight ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Katie Taylor says the judging can be "subjective" as she reacted to her Rio 2016 lightweight quarter-final defeat.

Speaking to Newstalk's Richie McCormack after her disappointment against Mira Potkonen, the Bray boxer and London 2012 gold medal winner did congratulate her opponent.

"It's obviously been a very challenging year," said an emotional Taylor.

"I really should be beating those girls but again, it's very hard to talk about the fight when I'm just outside of it. When the fight is finished, obviously when you're inside boxing, it probably looks a lot different from the outside, I'm not sure, but the judging is very subjective and just congratulations to her," she said.

But Taylor added: "I'm not finished yet, that's for sure".

Her coach Eddie Bolger went further and was clearly mystified at the judges' ultimate decision to award the fight to Potkonen.

"That fight wasn't even close. You can make it close and you can add it up. It's a shocking decision. The whole place knows it. It's all I'm going to say about it," he said. 

Taylor felt she had done enough to edge the fight in her favour.

"I thought the second round she won for sure but I though the other three rounds I won. But then again, they were probably close fights and I have to look at the fight again. But in real-time, I thought I did enough. I should be winning those fights a bit more convincingly," she said.