“I feel like he’s getting the best out of me” – Katie Taylor hails new coach

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Katie Taylor has thanked new trainer Ross Enamait for reawakening her hunger for boxing.

The Bray super featherweight has turned pro and will debut on Saturday night against Poland’s Karina Kopinska in London at the Wembley Arena following a camp spent on the US East Coast.

Taylor relocated to Connecticut for training following her disappointing Olympics, and found that Enamait could provide something that the High Performance Unit just couldn’t these past few years

“I needed a change and it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve actually really enjoyed my training,” Taylor explained.

“The more time I spent training with Ross, the more of an appetite I got for the pro game. I had such a passion for it. It excited me more than the amateur game.”

“It’s brought the spark back to me. I think I fell out of love with the sport over the last year, I’d been in the amateurs for so long and I needed to focus on new goals and go on a new journey.”

Not only is she now enjoying herself, the 30 year old can feel the improvements she is making under Enamait, and described how “over the last couple of months training with Ross, I feel like he’s getting the best out of me and it’s great when you are seeing the results for yourself and feel like you are getting stronger and fitter – there’s nothing better as an athlete.”

“I feel in great shape and boxing well in the gym, I think I’ve got stronger and I’ve got a lot of energy and I’m really refreshed and rejuvenated.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie