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Published: 21:14 | 15/8/16

Taylor team slam judges' decision


Ireland boxing coach Eddie Bolger says Katie Taylor was the victim of "a shocking decision" in her Olympic fight against Mira Potkonen in Rio.

Taylor's defence of her Olympic lightweight title ended with a surprise quarter-final defeat to the Finn, who had lost all five of her previous bouts against the 2012 Olympic champion.

Bolger says Taylor, who lost on a countback after the judges scored the bout 39-37, 38-38, 37-39, was the clear winner of a fight "that wasn't even close".

"We’d give the second round close but it was clear," Bolger said.

"Right hand, left hooks, right hand, left hooks, right hand, left hooks.

“This guy [an AIBA official] is standing on my shoulder now to make sure I don’t say anything bad but it’s up to you guys [in the media].

"This happens a lot. It’s happened more often. The French are flavour of the month now and if you go through the hierarchy, you’ll know why that is.

"That fight wasn’t even close. You can add it up and it wasn’t close. It was a shocking decision. That’s all I’m going to say about it."

Ireland head coach Zaur Antia says the muted reaction in the Finn's corner at the final bell suggests they felt Taylor has won the fight.

"She won, she had good skills, sidesteps, clean punches, what else she can do now? Katie hit more, two times more than she got, what else she can do?" he said.

"Nobody can convince me that this fight Katie lost - then I have no experience and I don’t know boxing.

"You see her corner there, they were not happy, they were not sure, they had no confidence. When they raised her hand did you see how they jumped?"

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