Pete Taylor the key to Adam Nolan’s success
By Jonny Stapleton
PETER Taylor is the catalyst behind Adam Nolan’s meteoric rise from relative unknown to London 2012 Olympian, according to the fighter himself.
Taylor has played a key role in the amateur career of four time world champion Katie Taylor and the humble Nolan claims the Bray BC boss’ guidance has helped him mature into a medal hope.
Speaking in the National Stadium today The Wexford puncher and Garda Síochána said his transformation from potential prospect to Olympian began when he was stationed in Bray and began attending the local club.
“Pete has brought me on a lot over the last three to four years since I became stationed in Bray. I can’t really pinpoint it but he’s instilled great belief in me. I’ve gained great confidence out of his stewardship. He just brought me to another level. Without Pete’s help and guidance I wouldn’t be heading to the Olympics,” Nolan explained.
London 2012 has been in the foremost thoughts of the majority of competitive Irish fighters for over four years. Nolan, however claims he only considered taking part in the XXX Olympiad after he beat 2008 Olympian in the Senior final.
“I suppose when I won my national final here against 2008 Olympian John Joe Joyce, which was a great scrap, I thought if I go out to Turkey and perform anything can happen,” said Nolan.
“So prior to that I didn’t really think about London. London was a far cry away until I’d won my senior title. But once I’d beaten John Joe, who was a top-class opponent, I knew I’d have a great chance if I concentrated on my performances.”