‘You’ll never see me again!’: Katie Taylor jokes she will ‘sail into the ‘sunset’ after retiring from boxing and insists she is ‘excited’ to hang up her gloves… but admits she has no plans to call it a day in the near future
- Katie Taylor has joked ‘you’ll never see me again’ when she retires from boxing
- Taylor, 36, is excited about the prospect of hanging her gloves up in the future
- However, Taylor has no immediate plans to call it time on her impressive career
Katie Taylor has joked that she’ll vanish off the face of the earth once she retires from professional boxing and even admitted to being excited about the prospect of hanging her gloves up in the future.
Taylor will put her record on the line and look to become an undisputed world champion in a second weight category when she faces Chantelle Cameron in Dublin this evening.
Taylor is adamant that tonight’s fight is the biggest of her career and says she’s excited to fight in front of the Irish fans at the 3Arena. However, some are worried Taylor may look to walk away from professional boxing after the fight.
The Bray Bomber shut down claims she is planning to retire soon but did admit she was excited about the prospect of calling it a day. She joked she would disappear ‘into the sunset’ and it wouldn’t surprise me as she’s never been a fan of the spotlight.
Speaking ahead of her fight, Taylor said: ‘I’m definitely not worried about retirement, that’s for sure. I think once I hang up the gloves, you won’t see me coming back out of retirement again.
Katie Taylor has joked that she’ll vanish off the face of the earth once she retires from boxing
Taylor will put her record on the line and look to become an undisputed world champion in a second weight category when she faces Chantelle Cameron in Dublin this evening
Taylor has never been a fan of the spotlight, despite going out of her way to inspire the next generation in and outside of the ring
‘I think I will be sailing into the sunset and you’ll never see me again. I have no worries about that aspect and that side of things. I definitely have more fights left in me and I am passionate about this sport.
‘I love the process of the training camp. I just love everything about it right now. I will take it one fight at a time and one year at a time.
The Irish superstar will go down in history as one of the best boxers of all time. She’s been a pioneer for female boxing – having fought 22 times with 22 wins and no losses.
Taylor is also a two-weight-division world champion. She has held six world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the other five were lineal championship wins.
She’s had some exception fights against Delfine Persoon, Amanda Serrano, Jennifer Han, Firuza Sharipova, Elizabeth Carabajal, Miriam Gutierrez, and Christina Linardatou.
Taylor will face on the biggest challenges of her professional career this evening when she faces Cameron in her homecoming fight at the Dublin 3Arena in front of 8,000 Irish fans.
Taylor said moving up in weight to face Cameron has been ‘psychologically better’ for her as she can ‘eat what she wants’ and ‘focus on the fight’ instead of worrying about making weight
Taylor (22-0, 6KOs) was initially meant to defend her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight titles on the same date in a rematch against Amanda Serrano but the Puerto Rican was ruled out due to injury.
Therefore, the Bray Bomber will step up to light-welterweight and challenge Cameron (17-0, 8KOs) for the Northampton fighter’s four world titles at the 3Arena this evening.
However, Taylor has said moving up in weight to face Cameron has been ‘psychologically better’ for her as she can ‘eat what she wants’ and ‘focus on the fight’ instead of worrying about making weight.
Taylor has said a victory over the current welter-weight champion will mean the world to her and that she will celebrate by spending time with her family in Bray.