Katie Taylor to face Polish opponent in Dublin on ring return

Katie Taylor won Ireland's only gold medal at the London Olympics

Ireland's Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor is to make her competitive return to the ring against a Polish opponent in Dublin on 22 February.

Taylor will face Karolina Graczyk at the Citywest Hotel in a fight that will form part of finals night for the Ireland Elite Championships.

The 26-year-old from Bray in County Wicklow beat Graczyk in the final of the 2011 European Union Championships.

Taylor won gold at London 2012 by defeating Russia's Sofya Ochigava.

The Friday night bill in Dublin could also involve reigning European champion Joe Ward, who controversially missed out on Olympic selection.

Taylor has opted to remain as an amateur and intends to defend her Olympic title in Rio in 2016.

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