Ireland’s Katie Taylor drops to her knees after being announced as the winner of the women’s lightweight final against Russia’s Sofya Ochigava at the ExCel Arena during the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Day one. It was her dad Pete who suggested using a private room at the back of the building. Being Katie Taylor had started to kick in. Already it was(...)

Ireland Katie Taylor jumps with joy as she celebrates her victory over Russia’s  Sofya Ochigava of Russia in the women’s lightweight final at the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

It was as if it was written in scripture: just as promised, Katie Taylor has become the fiercest angel of the boxing world. Some time after 5pm yester(...)

After only facing three rounds in her last two bouts Katie Taylor is fresh heading into her World Championship final against Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevna

With some amusement among those who cover the high octane world of Katie Taylor’s career, no one has ever had the experience of asking her how it felt(...)

Michaela Walsh: “I lost on a split decision when I was clearly the most dominant boxer and knocked her down in the last round. Boxing can be cruel.” Photo: Ian McNicol/Inpho

The Irish team in Korea has now been whittled away to just Katie Taylor, who boxed her quarter-final early this morning against Olympic silver medall(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor lands a big right on Finland’s Mira Potkonen during their women’s 60kg last 16 bout at the  2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju, Korea. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Showing her bloody-minded streak in the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju, Katie Taylor decided to go off message. Late in the afternoon session the defending w(...)

Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor shares a smile with rival Sofya Ochigava at the London Games in 2012. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For the conspiracy theorists, it was the perfect first day at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju with the organisers announcing there woul(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor will meet Dominica’s lightweight Valerian Spicer on Tuesday.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

None of the four Irish fighters in South Korea were drawn to compete today (Sunday) in the first session of the Women’s World Championships, which be(...)