Amateur women's boxing champion Katie Taylor will be the flag bearer for Ireland at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Katie Taylor is a four-time world champion, and is competing in the women's lightweight division at London.
She is such an overwhelming favorite in her division, that according to the official betting odds, she's the only legitimate odds-on favorite in any of the 13 Olympic boxing weight divisions, men's or women's included. In other words, she's going off at -375 odds, while the top dogs in every other boxing division are giving you favorable +200, +300 or higher odds.
Taylor, a hugely famous and popular athlete in Ireland, is certainly deserving of the honor. She enters the inaugural women's boxing competition at the London Olympics not just as one of the best amateur boxers on the planet, but according to some, the best women's boxer on the planet, period.
Not only is she a four-time world champion, a ridiculous figure, she's also a five-time Europ...