Katie Taylor: 'I should have beaten Mira Potkonen'

Taylor: 'I should have beaten Potkonen'
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Ireland boxer Katie Taylor reveals her disappointment after losing to Poland's Mira Potkonen in the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Ireland boxer Katie Taylor has revealed her disappointment after losing to Poland's Mira Potkonen in the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Olympic Games.

The defending lightweight champion was bidding for back-to-back Olympic golds after triumphing at London 2012, but fell at the first hurdle in Brazil courtesy of a split-decision.

Taylor branded the contest "a very close fight", insists that she "should really be beating those girls" due to her standing in the sport.

"It was a very close fight. It's very hard to talk about. When you are in the middle of the fight it probably looks very different from the outside. It was a close fight and congratulations to her. But I should really be beating those girls," Taylor told BBC Sport.

Taylor lost each of the first two rounds in front of a vocal Irish contingent.

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
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