Some international media coverage of Ireland's Katie Taylor was criticised as insulting and inaccurate. While previewing her semi-final bout, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph incorrectly referred to Taylor as "British". The error was followed by an apology.
USA Today was criticised after it printed an article which said: "Back home on the emerald-green isle, pints of Guinness flowed freely, perhaps enough to replenish the Irish Sea. The 'punters' inside betting parlors wagered pounds as if they were bits of candy. It is not hyperbole to suggest that, when Taylor entered the ring, the weight of a prideful, scuffling nation rested on her muscular shoulders."