The 24-year-old Bray woman won every round convincingly en route to a 20-5 win over the tough Brazilian who knocked Leann Boodram (Trinidad & Tobago) cold in her last contest and gave Taylor a standing count in the final round last night.
Boxing magnificently, Taylor won the first round 5-1, the second 6-1, the third 5-2 and put the finishing touches to another fine performance by winning the fourth 4-1 despite taking a standing count.
Taylor now meets Anastasia Belyakova (Russia) in tomorrow’s quarter-finals.
IABA Director of boxing Dominic O’Rourke, who was at ringside last night, described Taylor’s performance as outstanding despite the standing count in the final round.
Dublin middleweight, Sinead Kavanagh, was readmitted to the tournament when Wided Younisi (Tunisia), who beat her 14-6 at the weekend, was disqualified and suspended after it was discovered that she had boxed professionally.