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Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after ‘terrible year’ (Reuters)

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Katie Taylor of Ireland bites her gold medal following the presentation ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) boxing competition at the London Olympic Games August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defense of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards. Taylor, a sporting icon in her country, became one of the faces of the London Games last year by playing the lead role in a stunningly successful Olympic debut for women’s boxing, one that firmly left the men in the shade. …

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