In a year when Nicola Adams made history at the Commonwealth Games and Katie Taylor firmly underlined her name in the record books, Michaela Walsh is a surprise winner of this poll of our online readers. Walsh emerged as a rival to Adams at the Commonwealth Games. She reached the final, put in a  fiery challenge but Adams prevailed. Michaela rose to 54kgs for the World championships but lost a split decision to Azerbaijan’s Anna Alimardanova.

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