Female Irish boxer Katie Taylor will make her professional debut in just twelve days time and will become the first well known female boxer to box on a major TV broadcaster in the UK and Ireland professionally.
It is well known to Irish boxing fans that the country’s national TV broadcaster RTE traditionally have not been a great supporter of the sport, limiting boxing coverage (amateur or pro) to usually ever four years when the Olympics comes around.
Prompting them to jump on the proverbial bandwagon for boxing as it were.
But much bigger broadcaster Sky Sports based in the UK have stepped up to the plate for Ireland’s greatest fighter of all time (arguably) – female Irish boxer Katie Taylor.
Taylor is known as one of the greatest female boxers of all time in general on top of her stellar reputation at home. At 30 years of age she now has the platform and opportunity her talents deserve.
This morning she has been taped here ripping into the heavy bag with real venom ahead of her debut this month:
#MondayMotivation @KatieTaylor set to make pro debut in just 12 days! #BigCityDreams 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/JPk1pO5wa4
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) November 14, 2016
Excellent speed and combinations on display there. The overhand right looks to be a weapon she is readying for the paid game in particular.
There is no doubting that Taylor has all the amateur pedigree to give her an edge and head start in the pro ranks to make her a success.
She is a former European, Olympic and World Champion at amateur level and has pretty much achieved everything available in the sport of amateur boxing.
But the pro game is a much different one and it will be interesting to see how her style transitions over to the professional code.
Judging from some of her other recent training videos like this one ahead of her pro debut, she really seems to be sitting down on her punches and going through the target more.
Taylor will make her professional debut at the Wembley Arena in London on November 26th against Poland’s Karina Kopinska.
It will be shown in the UK and Ireland live on Sky Sports.