Hungry Taylor wants to stamp her authority over younger fighters

KATIE Taylor has warned all challengers she is hungrier than ever.

The greatest female puncher on the planet comes into the European Championships with 17 major tournament golds decorating her trophy cabinet, but is ready to add to the collection and further build her legacy.

“I’m hungrier than ever – I want to leave a great legacy and continue to win every major championships and I think it’s always great to have new challenges.”

Taylor got off the mark today defeating old foe Denitsa Eliseeva of Bulgaria, but it is new challenges she is most wary off. Indeed, the trail blazer feels she has something to prove to the up and coming fighters.

“I think I have a lot to prove to the young boxers and I am looking to stamp my authority on them. It’s great to see so many young female boxers coming through and the talent out there is outstanding.”

Taylor showed no ill effects of her wrist injury on Sunday and looked sharp, even sensational in part but claims there is more to come.

Teen Ida Lundblad of Sweden, who came out on top of an all action clash, waits in the next round and Taylor promises a sharper display.

 “I’m nervous before every fight but I think those nerves are important. The pressure in every competition is the same and the first fight is always hard but I think you’ll see I’ll be a lot sharper next time.”

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