Taylor:got female boxing into Olympics she has to get to London
Irish Team manager Anna Moore believes it would be heart breaking if Katie Taylor didn’t make it to London 2012 because without her women’s boxing wouldn’t even be an Olympic sport.
Ireland’s three-strong team flew out to China last week ahead of the seventh AIBA World Women’s Championships and only Olympic qualifier for female boxers.
Ceire Smith, Katie Taylor and Sinead Kavanagh will represent Ireland in the three Olympic weight categories of flyweight, lightweight and middleweight and Moore claims Taylor more than deserves her spot.
Taylor who is targeting an amazing fourth world title in China has proved a brilliant ambassador for the sport and was used to advertise the female version of the fight game to the Olympic Council.
As the greatest female boxer on the planet the Bray star is favoured to join the five strong irish Olympic boxing team, but there are those who fear bad or biased scoring in China.
Moore claims it London needs Taylor and she is hopeful the medal hopeful will secure passage to the 30th Olympiad.
“The girls have worked very hard for the World Championships and Olympic qualifiers. They’ve put in a lot of work and hopefully we get a good draw. It’s all in the draw, said Moore.
“Katie Taylor is a fantastic ambassador for the sport and I believe that only for her women’s boxing wouldn’t even be an Olympic sport.
“In my heart I believe that the London Olympics needs Katie Taylor.
“She’s a born athlete, a natural athlete and if everything goes according to plan I believe that there will be no fear for Katie Taylor.”