Former Ireland football player and professional boxer Katie Taylor. She competes in the Lightweight and Light Welterweight divisions and has fought 15 times overall. She holds the WBA title since 2017, is a two-weight world champion, and is now the undisputed lightweight champion.
After a hard-fought 10-8 victory over Russia’s Sofya Ochigava, Taylor, widely regarded as the best Irish athlete of her time, added an Olympic Games gold medal to her four World Championship crowns.
She continued to advance unabatedly toward 토토사이트 Olympic success with two additional World Championship victories in 2010 and 2012, the latter of which saw her defeat Ochigava.
Before she became one of the faces of women’s professional boxing, Katie Taylor had Olympic aspirations.
She is concerned that due to a protracted disagreement between Olympic officials and the International Boxing Association, future generations won’t have the same opportunity. The inclusion of boxing in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games has not been confirmed by the International Olympic Committee.
“It will be a huge blow to boxing overall, even professional boxing,” Taylor told The Associated Press ahead of her fight against Chantelle Cameron in Dublin on Saturday. “The biggest incentive for amateur boxers is the Olympics. If they (don’t) have that, I think it might put a lot of people off the sport. It could be a big blow for the sport as a whole really.”
Taylor, who will compete for Cameron’s super-lightweight titles on Saturday, is the undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. “I hope they can sort out their issues because the Olympics is a huge part of boxing,” Taylor said.
The IOC intends to conduct the qualifying and final 바카라 competitions similarly to how its boxing task group handled the Tokyo Games in 2021; the 2024 Paris Olympics are a given.
Since 1904, boxing has been a part of all but one Olympic program, and the IOC has stated that it may yet be added for 2028. One of the key locations for boxing at the Paris Games the following year is Roland Garros, the French Open’s home court.
Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport is boxing. Boxing has won 18 of the nation’s 35 medals. When Kellie Anne Harrington won gold in the lightweight division in Tokyo, she joined Taylor as the only female Irish boxer to have ever won an Olympic medal in the sport.
“Ever since I was a kid, my dream was to win an Olympic gold medal. That’s all I dreamt of,” the 36-year-old Taylor said. “It’s quite sad that if it does go out … kids are going to grow up without that dream.”