Top-seeded Katie Taylor (IRL), the reigning Olympic champion and 5-time world champion in women’s lightweight (57-60kg), goes down to Mira Potkonen (FIN) in the quarterfinals in a split decision. Taylor, who has been the face of women’s boxing for nearly a decade and the flag bearer for Ireland in the London opening ceremony, will go home without a medal after winning gold in London.   

Talyor had some difficulty in qualifying for the Olympics this year, losing two matches in 2016 alone, one of them a semifinal qualification match.
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