Katie Taylor has booked her place at London 2012 after receiving a walkover in her 60kg quarter-final match at the World Women’s Boxing Championships in China on Wednesday May 16.
Taylor had gone to the ring for her
fight when she got word that her Romanian opponent
Mihaela Lacatus had pulled out with a neck injury.
When a French boxer lost to a Tajikistani in one of the other quarter-finals, Taylor knew she had nailed down one of the three spots available
to European boxers at her weight.
Tayylor had a rest day tomorrow before semi-finals on Friday and went on the win her fourth world title a day later; she took her first in 2006 and then retained the title in both 2008 and 2010.