KATIE TAYLOR WILL face either Team GB’s Natasha Jonas or USA’s Quanitta Underwood in the Women’s Boxing 60kg quarter finals.
The Bray native has received a bye into the Round of 16 as the top seed, which means she has no involvement until August 5th, when she will take on the victor of the Jonas/Underwood bout. The winner of that is guaranteed a medal.
Taylor has faced both competitors in the recent past, beating Jonas 6-3 on points last year at the Strandja tournament while she scraped a victory over American Underwood in Barbados in 2010 en route to qualifying for the Women’s World Boxing final.
She has avoided facing a very familiar foe just yet, with Russian Sofya Ochigava still lurking in the draw. The 25-year-old controversially ended Taylor’s three year undeated streak at the Usti n Labem Grand Prix in 2010.
Taylor did defeat her in qualifying for London 2012 though, as she picked up her fourth world title with an 11-7 points victory in May.