Well the Matchroom boss obviously hasn’t seen the video doing the rounds online at present.
Before Taylor [8(4)-0] was making her name as an all-time boxing great the reigning WBA lightweight World champion was known as a talented footballer.
The Bray boxer represented Ireland eleven times and her wonder goal in green versus Hungary has been doing the rounds online for a number of years now.
— Brian Peters (@BPPboxing) October 29, 2016
However, a new video has emerged from Taylor’s underage days with Newtown and, rather than show the skill she was renowned for, it shows a competitive and even vengeful side to the Irish fight legend.
Obviously unhappy with being beat down the line Taylor chases back and gets revenge on the boy that got past her.
Watch the scything tackle below:
Legend = @KatieTaylor for so many reasons, I have so much respect for you. Respect that dates back to 1998 & a cold Saturday morning, a young me & friends spot a girl in the opposition team, our first thought was ‘handy one’, thank you for kicking the respect into all of us #Heropic.twitter.com/69xSzgpiP8
— Derek Kavanagh (@ObsessFootball) January 5, 2018
The Wicklow fighter enjoyed the flashback and replied:
I remember it well Derek, it was intentional haha! Thanks for sharing!!
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) January 5, 2018
Taylor heads into 2018 hoping to tackle some big boxing challenges. A unification clash with IBF champion Victoria Noelia Bustos [18(0)-4(0)] looks set for Dublin in the Spring and then sights will be set on the remaining belts in the division or moving up for further conquests.