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Watch – Seamus Coleman and co present Katie Taylor with Irish jersey

Not for the first time Katie Taylor was handed her own Irish jersey today.

The undisputed lightweight champion and former Irish soccer player won’t wear it into battle this time around, but she will appreciate the gesture nonetheless.

The boxing sensation was meet at the border of the Matchroom bubble by Irish captain Seamus Coleman, fellow Bray native Darren Randolph, boxing enthusiast James McClean, Jeff Hendrick and Shane Duffy this evening.

The Irish players presented Taylor with a jersey and got the chance to admire her belt collection, as well as share a few words with the Irish sporting icon.

Ireland take on England in an International friendly at Wembely on Thursday, while Taylor represent the country in more significant action as she defends her world titles against Miriam Gutierrez at Wembely Arena on Saturday night.

Watch the exchange between the sporting heroes below:

Taylor a world renowned boxing star was also adapt with a ball at her feet. Indeed, the Bray native represented Ireland in soccer and scored a sensational goal against Hungry back in 2007.

Speaking about football the Leeds United supporter said:

“I love playing for Ireland, and I love soccer, but when it comes down to it I would choose boxing as my number one sport as I’d miss it too much if I wasn’t involved,” said Katie once upon a time, when asked if she’d ever exchange her gloves for goals in the future.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com