IRELAND'S Golden girl Katie Taylor has struck again to win her fifth consecutive world title at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea today.
The Bray native defeated Azerbaijan's Yana Allekseevana in the 60kg final in the early hours.
Taylor's terrific achievement brings the 2012 Olympic champion level with Indian great Mary Kom on five world crowns.
The 28-year-old has also won six European and five EU titles, for a total of 17 major titles.
"I'm absolutely delighted," she said afterwards. "It was such a tight contest. Every round was very close and very tricky.
"The tactics from my Dad and Zaur (Antia) were spot-on and I had to execute the game plan so well.
"It was very tight but it's an absolute privilege to equal Mary Kom's record, she's a hero of the sport.
"I thank God for another great victory. I know everyone at home was praying for me as well and that was so encouraging and reassuring."
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