August 7 - Ireland's Katie Taylor (pictured right) has won a gold medal at the Women's European Union Championships in Hungary.

Taylor defeated her Bulgarian opponent Denica Eliseeva 16-1 in the 60kg lightweight final as she continued her build-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

It is the third-consecutive EU gold medal for Taylor and comes ahead of the forthcoming World Championships.

The win ensured that the 2008 AIBA World female boxer of the year has now claimed two AIBA World titles, four European golds and three European Union golds in the last six years.

Taylor, who had her father and coach Peter and Zuar Antia working her corner in Keszthely, scored 37 points en-route to gold in Hungary and conceded five in four contests.

Peter Taylor said: "Katie came out here to prepare for next month's World Championships in Barbados and we're delighted with her performance.

"She was always in control in the final and we delighted with the win."

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