Ireland’s gold hopeful Taylor focused on getting in mint condition
KATIE Taylor had more important things to do than address Ireland’s media at this morning Olympic Press Conference.
The Irish boxing legend was preparing to represent her country in London 2012 in what has the potential to be a gold medal winning campaign.
The Bray BC star decided to address boxing and fitness issues rather than the media-and rightfully so considering she is a week behind Irish captain Darren O’Neill and co in preparations.
Taylor was winning her fourth consecutive World championships when the High Performance team began their strictly scheduled Olympic preparations. As a result the greatest female fighter on the planet felt it more appropriate to ensure she is in pristine condition ahead of the thirtieth installment of the greatest sporting event on Earth than to waste a day out of the gym.
Taylor was unable to attend today’s press conference and issued the following statement:
“My sincere apologies for not making the press conference this morning. My training commitments are more demanding than ever and every session is crucial at this stage of preparations.
“Each day between now and my first contest in the Olympic Games has been planned to the last detail.
“Training for London is going well, while there is still a few weeks for improvements. I am looking forward to the training camp in Italy with the rest of the team to finish my preparations.
“I take nothing for granted. My intention is to go to London in the best condition of my career.For me it has been a life long ambition to be representing my country in the Olympic Games, so I want to enjoy the privilege and take it all in.
“I am aware of the expectation that is on me, but nobody expects more of me than myself. For me a medal in London will be another gift from God in a lifetime of blessings.”