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‘I Have Plenty Of Big Fights Left In Me’ – Katie Taylor ‘not Thinking About Retirement’

Katie Taylor believes her greatest performances within the ring are nonetheless forward of her.

he undefeated World light-weight champion has additionally dismissed hypothesis that she may retire if she wins her proposed tremendous struggle in opposition to Amanda Serrano subsequent yr.

Proper now, the Bray fighter is focussing on the obligatory defence of her light-weight belts in opposition to Firuza Sharipova from Kazakhstan in Liverpool on December 11.

Talking from their coaching base in Vernon, Connecticut Taylor mentioned she was very conscious that she couldn’t proceed boxing indefinitely.


Katie Taylor will struggle in her father’s hometown of Leeds on the weekend. Image: Jan Kruger

“It’s a very restricted profession. I undoubtedly don’t really feel that I’m slowing down as but. I’ve a couple of years left and loads of large fights left in me as effectively. However I simply take one struggle at a time,” she mentioned.

She acknowledged that during the last yr many individuals had began speaking about her quitting the struggle sport. “I’m not enthusiastic about retirement, however I assume all people else is. I really feel very contemporary now and I’ve loads of years left.”

The twentieth anniversary of Taylor’s first official struggle as a 15-year-old within the Nationwide Stadium on Halloween evening was marked just lately.

Taylor by no means envisaged that evening that in the future she can be rated by Ring Journal as the most effective pound-for-pound feminine fighter on the planet and maintain 5 world belts.

“By no means in 1,000,000 years did I feel I might be within the place I’m proper now as an expert fighter. It’s absolute incredible to see the place ladies’s boxing is correct now,” she mentioned.

“It has been a golden time for ladies’s boxing over the previous few years and that for me is every thing. I couldn’t think about as a 15-year-old the place I’m proper now. It has been a dream.”

The ever-modest Taylor mentioned it wasn’t for her to say that she was the GOAT (best of all time) in ladies’s boxing.

“That is for different folks to say. I’ve no downside sitting again and letting different folks say who they wish to be the best,” she mentioned.

She recommended her training as an expert fighter is way from over.

“You might be adopting in coaching; various it now and again and dealing on these enhancements that should be made. There are issues that I’m engaged on in sparring which hopefully might be essential in future fights,” she mentioned.

“There isn’t any such factor as an ideal boxer. I’ve so many issues to work on. It’s nice figuring out that whereas I’m 19-0, folks haven’t seen the most effective of me but

“I can’t wait to supply some nice performances. I really feel these subsequent years, the ultimate years of my profession might be my best possible within the ring. I can’t anticipate folks to see that,” added Taylor.

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