Olympic women's boxing: Katie Taylor wins to secure medal

Katie Taylor celebrates defeating Natasha Jonas

Ireland's Katie Taylor has secured an Olympic medal by beating Great Britain's Natasha Jonas in her 60kg division quarter-final in London.

County Wicklow girl Taylor enjoyed the upper hand throughout and emerged the victor by a margin of 26-15.

As the number one seed and four-time world champion Taylor was handed a bye for the first round of the initial outing for women's boxing at the Games.

Jonas had defeated Quanitta Underwood 21-13 in her first round contest.

The ExCel Arena was buzzing for the Bray girl's first appearance at the Olympics and the five-time European champion did not disappoint.

Taylor won the first round 5-2 and maintained her three-point advantage after the second round was drawn 5-5.

The Irish fighter took the third round 9-4 and the fourth 7-4 to complete a comprehensive victory.

Taylor's lightweight semi-final against Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan will take place on Wednesday afternoon.

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