For seven years elite boxing has been absent from Ireland after a gangland murder at a Dublin weigh-in. On Saturday it returns but uncertainty surrounds Taylor’s long-awaited first pro fight on home soil
The lonely passion of Katie Taylor will feel more intense than ever on Saturday night in Dublin. As the most significant female boxer in the world, and the most cherished sporting personality in Ireland, Taylor will fight professionally in her home country for the first time. At 36, as an Olympic champion with a flawless 22-0 pro record, Taylor remains remarkably humble and devoted to boxing. But uncertainty surrounds her homecoming.
Taylor, the undisputed world lightweight champion, has moved up a division to challenge Chantelle Cameron who defends all her belts as the imposing super-lightweight world champion at the 3Arena – less than three miles from the scene of a gangland murder which prevented major boxing promotions in Ireland for the past seven years.
Written by Donald McRae
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