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How Katie Taylor Was All Set To Fight The Woman Who Humbled Ronda Rousey

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Earlier today, it became apparent that someone had stumbled upon this website after entering the hopeful search term 'Is Holly Holm Irish?'

It appears she is not. But in spite of her Americanness, devotees of the Bray People may have come across her name before.

Before embarking on a career in MMA, Holly was the world welterweight champion, and was considered to be the best pound for pound boxer in the world.

Pete Taylor was anxious that Katie Taylor fight Holly Holm back in 2013. The World Series of Boxing approached Taylor and asked her would she be willing to fight. She agreed instantly and herself suggested Holm as a possible opponent.


It looked like it was set to happen but the plan was scuppered after AIBA (Association Internationale de boxe Amateur) ruled that she not be allowed fight without headgear.

This was deemed sexist at the time as male amateurs are no longer required to wear headgear and will not do so at the Rio Olympics.

The year before this knockback, The Bray People (and cheers to Kevin Byrne for this) reported Holly as saying that she was confident of taking Taylor.


The quotes were taken from an interview Holly gave to Irish-Boxing.com

I will fight anybody in the world between 140-154lb if the money and conditions are right and fair, and that includes Taylor.

I am pound for pound Champion and that's why belts do not matter to me. I have 11 world titles. I have successfully cleaned out three divisions and I would welcome the needed competition. I fight whoever they put in front of me.

She advises the Bray woman to 'surround herself with the right people, right now I would be confident of beating her. She is young and needs to get some experience then we can make a big fight.

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