Katie Taylor’s 2016 Olympics defeat listed as ‘suspicious’ in McLaren report

Bray boxer’s final bout as an amateur is one of a number listed for review

Mira Potkonen is declared the winner in her fight against Katie Taylor at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Mira Potkonen is declared the winner in her fight against Katie Taylor at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Katie Taylor’s final fight as an amateur boxer in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been listed as “suspicious” in the 149 page report into amateur boxing by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren.

The defending lightweight Olympic champion lost her fight on a split decision to Finland’s Mira Potkonen, an opponent who had never before beaten Taylor.

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