Katie Taylor: The best is yet to come

SHE cemented her status as the greatest female boxer on the planet, claiming her sixth European gold medal increasing her major tournament haul to an unrivaled 16 golds in the process, but Katie Taylor warns the best has yet to come.

Taylor put in an impressive performance to beat France’s Estelle Mossely and win the the 60kg lightweight division title on points and arrived home with her team mates in Dublin today.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport Taylor said that all week she had “wanted to make history” and indicated that she was now looking forward to defending all her titles over the coming years.

 

“I’m absolutely delighted, and the best thing about it is that the best is yet to come. I have the world championships this year as well, I have the Olympics, hopefully, in a couple of years, as well. I plan to defend all those titles.”

“Zuar [Antia, assistant coach] and my Dad [Pete] are the best coaches in the world, and Billy Walshe [IABA High Performance Team head coach] is here as well,” she said before praising her team mates.

“My team-mates are absolutely brilliant,” she said. “They produced amazing performances this week, and I’m so, so proud to be in the same team as them, and their support this week has been outstanding as well.”

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