Taylor, Ren win titles

Taylor, Ren win titles

Irish star boxer Katie Taylor and China’s Ren Cancan won titles in the 60 and 51 kg category at the World Championships here on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Taylor clashed with Russian fighter Sofya Ochigava, who had eliminated Chinese hope Dong Cheng earlier in the competition.

Taylor and Ochigava had a tough fight in the first two rounds. Neither were able to take a decisive lead with the bout tied at 4-4.

Taylor found back her form in the third round. Her quick moves and powerful hits exhausted Ochigava. The Russian boxer lost her pace and was outscored by her opponent 11-7.

It was Taylor’s fourth world title following the 2006, 2008 and 2010 triumphs.

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