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The dispute is over RTE to film Katie Taylor World championship documentary

KATIE Taylor has buried the hatchet with RTE and the National Broadcaster will film a documentary as the Olympic gold medal winner prepares for World Championships in Kazakhstan next year.

Taylor had hit out at RTE for their lack of amateur boxing coverage at the tail end of last year. One Ireland’s greatest ever sports stars echoed fight fans views that the Public Service Broadcaster jumped on the bandwagon far too often and rarely gave the sport the coverage it deserved.

However, speaking to Marty Morrissey this afternoon on RTE Radio One, Katie’s dad Pete revealed that the Olympic gold medallist would do a documentary with the national broadcaster in the lead-up to next year’s World Championships in Kazakhstan, giving Taylor and the sport some deserved coverage.

“Obviously we’re looking forward to the build-up and working alongside RTE,” Pete said.

“We were talking to Ryle (Nugent) and I think we’re going to do a documentary coming up to the qualifiers.

“We’re looking forward to a good working relationship with RTE coming up to the qualifiers and the Olympic games.2

The Bray fighter was keen to emphasise the importance of the World Championships in 2016.

“The qualifiers are next year during the world championships. That’s the big, big event, that’s the most important competition of them all. I have to qualify,” she said.

“I want a second Olympic gold medal but I have to qualify first and that’s the most important event.”


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