Pete Taylor has hit out at the online critics who attack his personal life.
Taylor made headlines last month when he suggested his daughter Katie should retire from boxing. However, The Bray man has been under fire on Twitter in recent times and when speaking to the Star today, admitted he was frustrated by it.
It shouldn't really bother me because they say it online but don't have the balls to come down and say it to me in the club. And the facts that they comment on aren't true facts. My personal life is my personal life, it's nothing to do with anyone else.
Taylor coached his daughter during her amateur career and said as long as his family relations are healthy he is happy.
As long as I'm in a good relationship with Katie and my family talk to me, it's nothing to do with anyone else. People making comments that are wrong, from whispers. It's not right. You should let it go over your head but it can get under your skin when it's about your persoanl life and nothing to do with anyone else.
In a wide-ranging interview, he covers everything from "too many" Irish boxers going pro and the long-term health concerns in boxing. Taylor also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments last month. He clarified his daughter's happiness is the most important factor for him, but that he doesn't like professional boxing for females, only amateur. He suggested he has said as much to Taylor.
Meanwhile, Katie edges closer to a homecoming bout with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn confirming he is targeting 14 April as the fight date. The preferred opponent is Victoria Bustos for a unification fight.
The full interview is worth checking out in its entirety and can be found in today's Irish Daily Star.