Result: Katie Taylor downs Team GB's Natasha Jonas

Result: Taylor downs Team GB's Jonas
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Natasha Jonas become the second British fighter to exit the Olympics despite a spirited performance against Ireland's Katie Taylor.

Ireland's Katie Taylor has prevailed over Team GB's Natasha Jonas in a thrilling lightweight encounter.

It was a blistering start to the fight, with both women teeing off with two and three-punch combinations. Taylor produced the better quality and took a 5-2 lead.

The fight was being fought at an intense pace and both fighters unloading on each other in furious bursts of action. An even second round meant that Taylor lead 10-7.

The third round proved to be pivotal, as Taylor started to build her lead. Jonas just showed signs of titing and Taylor took full advantage, foricng a standing count on her opponent.

Jonas fought valiantly in the fourth but could do nothing to stop the reletless Irishwoman storming to a 26-16 victory.

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