Eddie Hearn has heralded Katie Taylor as the ultimate role model.
The Matchroom boss has never hidden his respect for the Irish Icon and has on more than one occasion admitted the Olympic gold medal winner is his favourite fighter.
That admiration doesn’t seem to stem from the marketability of the undisputed lightweight champion or her ability to make Matchroom money.
Hearn seem’s to be genuinely blown away by the Bray fighters approach, her talent, her ability to inspire and the person she is.
Speaking ahead of another Taylor inspired ground breaking fight night, which see’s Taylor and Miriam Gutierrez top a card that has three female world title fights, Hearn was waxing lyrical about the star.
Indeed, he went as far as to say he is delighted she is a role model to his daughters.
“You need a role model, you need an ambassador, you need inspiration. When she fights, the venue is full up with women and young girls who look up to Katie Taylor,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“She is a role model, I have two daughters myself and they love Katie Taylor. I’m so happy that she is the role model.
“In a world full of TikTok and Instagram role models, isn’t it great to go back to basics and say here’s a sportswoman who could inspire the next generation?
“She is a great individual, she is a great athlete, she’s a great example that if you want something and work hard enough you can achieve it.
“As a parent, I’m over the moon that that’s the kind of person that my kids look up to.”
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