Not Being British Taylor’s only weakness today – Bernard Dunne
NOT being British is the only weakness Katie Taylor has going into her Olympic debut today, according to former World Champion Bernard Dunne.
The four time world champion is widely regarded as the woman who inspired the inclusion of women’s boxing in the Olympics and the world number one makes a historic appearance on the greatest show on Earth this afternoon.
The Bray BC boxer faces Team GB star Natasha Jones after Jonas beat Queen Underwood on Sunday and Dunne believes Taylor is too skilful and powerful for the former Liverpool Ladies footballer.
However, like most Dunne is concerned Jonas may be on the end of some favourable judging.
Controversy has surrounded some of Team GB’s boxing result after Anthony Ogogo and Anthony Joshua were deemed lucky to progress and Dunne is worried there might be a similar outcome this afternoon .
It’s more a niggling worry than massive concern and the Clondalkin fighter is confident Irish great Taylor will win in style.
“Put it this way, Katie is the better boxer, better fighter, she has faster hands, she is stronger, but she is not British and that’s the only thing that concerns me going into this fight.
“The British fighters have had a lot of luck with decisions so far in these Games. Katie is also under pressure and, as much as her Dad and the team around her protect her, when you are four times world champion you know the expectation of this country is on your shoulders.
“You know everyone wants expects you to win a gold medal. However, I expect her to win comfortably. I expect her to dominate this girl. Katie is better in every department and I expect her to come through with flying colours,” Dunne said on RTE last night.