10 Aug 2022

I won’t be pressurised into turning Pro - Katie Taylor

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After bringing the nation to a standstill in her Olympic boxing final and triggering wild celebrations with her gold win, Bray’s pride and joy Katie Taylor says she will make her final decision about staying amateur or turning professional in her own time.

Everyone from Mike Tyson to Oscar De La Hoya have urged the Wicklow woman to consider going professional but the London 2012 medalist is indicating that her heart is in the amateur ranks and wants to defend her title at the next games in 4 years.

No formal announcement has been made and as the chorus of promoters and ex pros urging her to drop her amateur status grows, the adidas ambassador says she wants to take her time on what would be a major career decision.

Having had thousands turn out to greet her on her return home Katie has been spending her time since the games reactivating her training schedule and meeting fans including at the newly refurbished Lifestyle Sports flagship store at Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin.

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