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Published: 15:53 | 26/5/16

Taylor loses on split decision

Controversial defeat for Bray native

Katie Taylor suffered a surprise defeat to French opponent Estelle Mossely in the semi-finals of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The five-time gold medal winner in the lightweight (60kg) division had to settle for a bronze this time as she lost a controversial split decision to Mossely whom she had defeated on the three previous occasions that they'd met.

Taylor had already qualified for the Olympics by virtue of reaching the semi-finals, but was keen to make it six gold medals in a row in the event.

She dominated the opening round, landing a number of combinations and left hooks, with all three judges giving it to her 10:9.

She appeared to have won the second as well, but two of the three judges somehow gave it to Mossely.

The French fighter was more aggressive in the third as Taylor looked tired and, although she appeared to catch the Bray native with several clean shots, all three judges awarded the round to her opponent.

Both fighters gave their all in the final two minutes, but it was Taylor who once again appeared to be the more aggressive and to have landed the cleaner shots.

It looked as though she had done enough to win and join light-welterweight compatriot Kellie Harrington in the final.

However, the arena was silenced as the judges gave the fight to Mossely on a split decision.

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