Katie loses European semi-final and her fans are not happy

Katie Taylor has been beaten in the semi-finals of the European Championship.

Katie secured her place in the Rio Olympics earlier this week but was surprisingly beaten 2-1 by French girl Estelle Mossely today.

RTE Sport reported Mossely, who had beaten Taylor’s Olympic qualifier conqueror Yana Alekseevna in the quarter-finals, took the initiative from the start and tagged the Olympic champion with a couple of shots that shocked her into action.

Taylor responded by landing some straight-arm jabs that impressed the judges, who gave her the first round 10:9.

The Wicklow lightweight got in close to Mossely in the second, and seemed to have done enough to edge it but two of the judges awarded the round to the French woman.

By the third round Mossely, who had lost to Taylor on each of their three previous meetings, looked to be in control, with the title holder looking tired after a series of skirmishes.

But somehow all the cards read 10:9 to the Irish boxer and it meant that Mossely would have to chase the final round.

The 29-year-old Irish champion seemed to have held her own in the fourth and earned a place in the decider, however, two of the judges gave the round to Mossely.

With their scorecards now level at 38-38 apiece, both awarded the fight to the French fighter, over-ruling the judge who gave all four rounds to Taylor.

Supporters of Katie took to Social Media to vent their anger at the result.

 

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