Boxer Taylor didn't let Olympic dream die without a fight
THE Olympic dream of Prestonpans boxer Josh Taylor came to an end last night as he was beaten by former world lightweight champion Domenico Valentino in London.
Taylor, 21, went down 15-10 to the Italian in the last 16 of the 60kg competition - despite being just a point down on his rival after the first two rounds.
A statement on Taylor's official Facebook page from his family following the fight said: "We are the proudest family on earth right now, although it doesn't seem like that to Josh, he is absolutely distraught and gutted and thinks he has let everyone down, nothing any one of can say will make it any better, but all his hard work and determination has proved he is the best and can only get better."
Taylor later posted himself, saying: " I am very proud of what I achieved and I know being at the Olympics is a privilege, however I am very disappointed that I lost and came away empty handed. But at the end of the day I am a winner and all I want to do is win. I'll be back bigger better and stronger."
Read next week's Courier for the full reaction to Taylor's Olympic experience.
This article appeared in East Lothian Courier 03 Aug 12
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Aug 6, 08:54
You've done something that very few people will ever achieve - won a place at the Olympic Games through your hard work and determination. Well done - you have every reason to be proud!
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