Monday, September 6, 2010

AIBA Women's World Championship Barbados

So today is the first day of the AIBA women's championships and first step on the Olympic road. Lots of fighters to cheer for but, of course, this blog will be flying the flag for Irish lightweight Katie Taylor. Taylor, twice world champion, fights out of Bray in Dublin and is one of Ireland's main medal hopes in the Olympics. Small matter of qualifying as it only takes on punch to finish it all the wrong way.

She lost out to Sofya Ochigava in March - her first loss in 42 fights, so here's hoping she has pulled up from that and has a great tournament. This video is from another fight earlier this year in Dublin against American Caroline Barry.
Who will you be cheering for?



Lisa Creech Bledsoe said...

This was SUCH FUN to watch. The speed these girls show, very exciting. I wish someone would say of me, "That's a crackin' right hand she has there," in that marvelous accent.

And I guess this is the first time I've ever seen RING DUDES. Wow. :)

niamh said...

Glad you liked it Lisa - ring dudes are definitely the way forward :) Taylor is doing great, on her way to the final now so will be cheering her on.