Feature | Oct 09 2017

‘Katie Taylor is taking women’s boxing to the next level’

Christina McMahon tells Lee Gormley about being a female Irish world champion and talks up Katie Taylor’s imminent battle for such honours.
Katie Taylor
Katie-Taylor  |  Action Images/Clodagh Kilcoyne

ON October 28 the eyes of the boxing world will be cast towards Cardiff for the latest showing from world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, as he defends his crowns against Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev.

The undefeated heavyweight star has swiftly become one of the leading attractions in the sport, transcending beyond solely boxing stardom with his thrilling victory over Wladimir Klitschko in April.

While ‘AJ’ rightfully shone on the biggest night of his career to date in front of 90,000 Wembley spectators, another former Olympic gold medallist had already made an earlier impression on those in attendance and the many more tuning in.


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