Katie Taylor’s legacy can’t be defend by victories or medals.
The Olympic Champion, who is hoping to secure a record breaking sixth successive World Championship gold this week, has not only raised the profile of female boxing world wide, she has been an inspiration to Irish particularly female punchers over the years.
She blazed a trail that Kellie Harrington is now following and although she would never claim an assist to the Dub’s success you can be sure Taylor’s ring achievements at some stage inspired Ireland’s second ever female World title finalist.
Harrington has this week grabbed some of the spot light from Ireland’s leading lady and Taylor is delighted.
Indeed the greatest female fighter of all time believes there is more to come from Harrignton and the all our female fighters.
“It’s great to see so many Irish boxers boxing so well this week. I have company in the medal stages, which is fantastic. She is a huge talent and there’s plenty more to come from all the female boxers.”
Taylor is in semi final action today and is two wins away from creating more history, but her last victory secured her a place in the 2016 Olympics and she claimed that was a ‘dream come true’.
“It’s a dream come true, an absolute honour,” said Taylor.
“It’s definitely a weight off my shoulders. It didn’t happen for me last month and it was a big disappointment for myself and the team, so it’s great to be on the team now, to book my place in Rio with the rest of the lads.”
“We’re going to have some team in Rio and I think we’re going to come home with a few gold medals,” she added.