“It will be a tough final, though. The French girl has just beaten the Olympic silver medallist and will be full of confidence. Katie will have to perform to her best.”
As always, Taylor is approaching this final as she does every bout, with caution and great respect for her opponent. Team Taylor will have watched Mossely’s every move yesterday and spent hours looking at all available videos of bouts involving the French woman.
True Taylor did defeat Mossely in the European Union final last year but that was then and this is now and we saw yesterday that Mossely has improved considerably since that bout albeit some would also say that it was not ‘vintage’ Ochigava.
Today Taylor will be aiming for a 23rd straight European win since first claiming European gold in Norway in 2005 whilst another victory will secure her 16th straight major title. Some achievement that would be for the woman from Bray.
Today’s finals at the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest begin at 12 noon(Irish Time) and Taylor is expected to be in the ring just around one pm.
You can watch the bouts LIVE here :
and for the day’s programme – in running order check out:
And a final word from Katie Taylor to her fans at home and abroad via Twitter :
Honoured to be representing Ireland in another European Final, thanks for all the support , it’s incredible.