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Pete Taylor Calls On Katie To Retire From Boxing

Pete Taylor Calls On Katie To Retire From Boxing

Katie Taylor's father and erstwhile coach Pete Taylor has called on his daughter to quit boxing, days after she successfully defended her world title against American Jessica McCaskill.

Speaking to the Irish ExaminerPete says that it's time for Katie to hang up the gloves as she has achieved what she has set out to do. In his opinion at least.

I'd like to see her retire.

I've said that since the Olympic Games in London, but more so now.

She's won the Olympic Games. She's world champion. What else can you do? You've got to call time at some stage.

The "what else can you do" question had its most complete rebuttal by Katie herself, in her interview with Sky Sports in the ring after the defeat of McCaskill. Taylor will aim to unify the titles, with the overarching aim undoubtedly to hold them all.

I was born to do this, created to box, I live the life of my dreams. Whoever has the other belts, I want them all, and I want to make history in this sport.

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As part of that march to history will be a homecoming fight for Taylor, her first in Ireland since turning pro. That is expected to be in Dublin next April, with opponents rumoured to be Delfine Persoon of Belgium, Victoria Bustos, or Yohana Alfonzo. The latter pair are from Argentina.

[Irish Examiner]

See Also: Andy Lee Identifies One Key Area That Katie Taylor Must Improve Upon

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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