Katie’s Road to Rio

Her first Home Bout since Bringing Back Olympic Gold, Olympic gold medallist boxer Katie Taylor will not have too far to travel for her next fight.

Katie captured the hearts of the nation after defeating Sofya Ochigava 10-8 The London 2012 Olympic Games.

Katie captured the hearts of the nation after defeating Sofya Ochigava 10-8 The London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 27-year-old amateur boxer will be on her home turf on November 30, where she will face Finland’s Mira Potkonen, whom she has already beaten in the EU semi-finals. Taylor’s decision to stick with her amateur status has been met with a warm response from the Irish public and this bout against Potkonen is all part of her preparations for Brazil in 2016. This is a journey she is hoping will end with a second gold medal. This will be Katie’s first fight since her sell out event in March at the Bord Gais Theatre. Taylor is excited to get back in the ring and to be able to do so in her home town. Having secured a fifth successive European Union title by defeating France’s Estelle Mossely at the European Championships earlier this year, Katie says she is happy the local fans who have been so dedicated now have a chance to support her on a more personal level. Though the Bray native’s year has been relatively quiet, this bout is sure to end 2013 on a high note for her. Katie also launched her new website this week, www.katietaylor.ie. Now fans can stay interactive with Katie as blogs, videos and updates will be posted on the boxer’s training and fights. Tickets for Katie’s ‘Homecoming’ are priced from €40 go on sale from www.afterdark.ie on 1st November at 9am.

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