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Sofya Ochigava: Judges let Katie Taylor win!

Phil Jay 09/08/2012
In the wake of what looked to be an impressive win by the now Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor of Ireland, lightweight runner-up Sofya Ochigava has her own ideas why the four-time world champion claimed the win.
The 25 year-old, who also lost out to the Bray fighter in the world championship final, is adamant that there were other factors that lead to Taylor, 26, being crown the victor at the ExCeL Arena in London yesterday.

“As usual they tried their best to let the Irish win, the judges as usual corrected the scores in her favour just as they did during the world championships to let Katie win. What can I say now,” Ochigava told AP.

The Russian was leading the bout at the half-way stage until Taylor proved too strong to take the victory 10-8. And with Taylor rumoured to be ready to turn pro in the near future, Ochigava may now decide to go for gold in Rio 2016 with her rival out of contention.