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Katie Taylor is an Irish professional boxer and former footballer. She is a two-weight world champion and the current undisputed lightweight champion, having held the WBA title since 2017; the IBF title since 2018; and the WBC, WBO, and Ring magazine titles since 2019, as well as having held the WBO junior welterweight title in 2019.
Following her victory over Delfine Persoon in 2019, she became one of only eight boxers in history (female or male) to hold all four major world titles in boxing—WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO—simultaneously. Her first victory over Persoon in 2019, also gained her recognition as the inaugural lightweight lineal champion.
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Katie Taylor was born on July 2, 1986, in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. She is the daughter of Irish mother Bridget Cranley and British father Peter Taylor. She has an older sister named Sarah and two older brothers named Lee and Peter, the latter of whom is a mathematics professor at Dublin City University. Her father, who was born near Leeds and grew up in Birmingham, first visited Bray to work with his father in the amusement arcades on the seafront. After meeting and marrying Bridget, he decided to settle in Bray.
In 1986, he became an Irish senior light heavyweight champion boxer. Originally an electrician by trade, he eventually became Taylor’s full-time boxing coach. He also coached Adam Nolan who, like Taylor, represented Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Bridget also developed an interest in boxing and became one of the earliest female referees and judges in Ireland.
Taylor attended St. Kilian’s Community School in Bray between 1999 and 2005. Her three older siblings all attended the same school. As well as boxing and playing association football at school, she also played ladies’ Gaelic football and camogie with her local GAA clubs, Bray Emmets and Fergal Ógs. She was a member of Bray Runners, a local athletics club, and several American colleges reportedly offered her sports scholarships while she was still studying at St Killian’s.
However, she opted instead to attend University College Dublin. Although UCD is well known for sports scholarships, Taylor qualified via her Leaving Cert results. As her sporting career began to take off, she chose not to complete her studies at UCD.
Amateur boxing career
Taylor first began boxing in 1998, aged 12. Her father coached her and her two older brothers, Lee and Peter, at St Fergal’s Boxing Club, which operated out of a former boathouse in Bray. At 15, she fought the first officially sanctioned female boxing match in Ireland at the National Stadium and defeated Alanna Audley from Belfast.
She made her professional debut on 26 November 2016, scoring a third-round technical knockout (TKO) at the Wembley Arena in London.
In her second professional bout, she faced Viviane Obenaufon on 10 December 2016 at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. The fight was televised live on Sky Sports Box Office as part of the undercard for the Anthony Joshua vs. Éric Molina heavyweight world title fight.
Taylor scores a knockdown in the second round after Obenauf appeared to slip, and the latter suffers a cut to her left eye following an apparent clash of heads, Taylor won by a shutout six-round points decision (PTS) with the referee scoring the bout 60–53.
She scored two more wins in March 2017—against Monica Gentili via fifth-round TKO and Milena Koliva via PTS over eight rounds—before facing Nina Meinke for the vacant WBA International female lightweight title on 29 April 2017 at the Wembley Stadium. The bout served as a final eliminator for the WBA female lightweight title and was televised live on Sky Sports Box Office as part of the undercard for the Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko world title fight.
Taylor controlled the contest from the opening bell with her speed and combination punches. Meinke suffered a cut in the fifth round from an accidental clash of heads. With a badly swollen right eye, and after being on the receiving end of a flurry of punches, referee Howard Foster called a halt to the contest in the seventh round to save Meinke from further punishment, handing Taylor a TKO victory.
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Taylor turned professional in 2016 under Matchroom Boxing. As of November 2020, Taylor is ranked as the world’s best active female lightweight by Lineal Boxing Champion and BoxRec, the best active female, pound-for-pound, by The Ring and BoxRec, and the second-best pound for pound boxer in the world by Lineal Boxing Champion. She is known for her fast-paced, aggressive boxing style.
As a schoolgirl, Taylor played association football for St Fergal’s and Newtown Juniors in the Wicklow and District Schoolboys League and Ballyfermot United in the Dublin and District Schoolboys League. Taylor played in teams with boys. She also represented the league in the Kennedy Cup, an interleague competition, and won the league’s Player of the Year award.
At senior club level, Taylor played in the Dublin Women’s Soccer League for Lourdes Celtic, St James’s Gate, St Catherine’s and Peamount United. Taylor played for St James’s Gate in the 2003 DWSL Premier Cup final against Dundalk City. Gate lost 3–2 after extra time.
Taylor also played for Peamount United in the 2005 FAI Women’s Cup final. However, Peamount lost 1–0 to Dundalk City. In 2009 Taylor was a member of the St Catherine’s squad that reached the FAI Women’s Cup final. However, her boxing commitments saw her miss out on the final itself. In 2010, together with Nicola Sinnott, Áine O’Gorman, Sara Lawlor and Louise Quinn, Taylor was a member of the Peamount United squad that won a treble, winning the Dublin Women’s Soccer League, the DWSL Premier Cup and the FAI Women’s Cup.
Katie Taylor represented the Republic of Ireland women’s nat ional football team at under–17, under–19 and senior levels. She was 14 when she played for the under–17s and 15 when she started playing for the under–19s.
According to Taylor, her boxing training helped her football career because it made her physically strong enough to bridge the age gaps. On 25 September 2003, Taylor scored four goals for the Republic of Ireland under–19s in a 2004 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship qualifier against Macedonia.
Between 2006 and 2009, Taylor made 11 appearances and scored 2 goals for the senior team. She made her senior international debut on 22 April 2006 against Switzerland in a 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier at Richmond Park. The Republic of Ireland won 2–0. In 2006 Taylor also played for the Republic of Ireland in a prestige away friendly against the United States.
Taylor scored her first senior international goal on 1 April 2007 in a UEFA Women’s Euro 2009 qualifier against Hungary at Tolka Park. Taylor’s goal helped the Republic of Ireland win 2–1. She scored her second goal in the same qualifying campaign in a 4–1 defeat against Italy on 16 February 2008. She was also sent off in the same game. She made her final international appearance on 24 September 2009 when she came on as a substitute in a 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.
In 2002, at the age of 15, Taylor appeared on RTÉ’s Sports Stream and discussed her dream of one day appearing at the Olympics. She was a coach on RTÉ’s Charity Lords of the Ring in 2009 and appeared in a Lucozade Sports advertisement in 2011 alongside English rapper Tinie Tempah and American musician Travis Barker. She became the brand ambassador for Its4women, an online women’s insurance company, in 2016. She appeared in advertisements for the company on both television and YouTube.
Katie Taylor is currently not married. She has often kept her relationship status private due to her focus on her boxing career. However, in 2014 after a fight in Korea, Kenneth a longtime supporter flew to propose to her but left “Maybe”. In 2019, Taylor told the Irish Mirror that she is so busy with boxing that she doesn’t have time for a relationship.
Taylor and her family attend St. Mark’s Church in Dublin, which is part of Assemblies of God, the world’s largest Pentecostalist denomination. My Olympic Dream, Taylor’s “illustrated memoir” with which she was helped by The Irish Times sportswriter Johnny Watterson, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. In 2018, the documentary Katie was released, which chronicled her early life and journey to her first title shot. She has a fondness for the Irish language and once appeared on Bernard Dunne’s show Bród Club to promote it.
Katie Taylor net worth
How much is Katie Taylor worth? Katie Taylor net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of 2021. Her main source of income is from her boxing career. However, In her amateur boxing career, Taylor won five consecutive gold medals at the Women’s World Championships, gold six times at the European Championships, and gold five times at the European Union Championships. Hugely popular in Ireland, she is credited with raising the profile of women’s boxing at home and abroad. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation, she was the flag bearer for Ireland at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony before going on to win an Olympic gold medal in the lightweight division.