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BOXING – Taylor wins while Claire Grace considering moving up to middleweight

CL-271x300There have been mixed fortunes for the Irish fighters in last-16 action at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Katie Taylor is through to the quarter finals of the 60 k-g class after beating Finland’s Mira Potkonen.

There has been disappointment for Michaela Walsh, however.

The Belfast fighter lost her 54 k-g bout on a split decision to Azerbaijan’s Anna Alimardanova.

Meanwhile Callan Boxing Club Coach Jimmy Walsh is considering moving Claire Grace up to middleweight.

Claire was forced to withdraw from the World Boxing Ladies Championships because of a nasty cut over her left eye sustained during her first round win, and Jimmy told KCLR that he is now focused on Claire trying to qualify for the Olympics.