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Women's boxing a huge success

Updated: August 9, 2012, 5:39 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

LONDON -- The score going into the fourth and final round was close, closer than the Irish fans crammed into the dimly lit standing-room-only areas would have liked it to be. They looked down at the ring pooled in light at the center of the room where the inaugural women's Olympic boxing event was being contested and let out a long, throaty roar as Katie Taylor came out of her corner.

They were there for their Katie, the 26-year-old former soccer and Gaelic football player and four-time ...

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