From Bray to Madison Square Garden: The unstoppable rise of Katie Taylor

A month ago Katie Taylor was already a living legend in this country.
But now, after headlining a packed-out Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Bray woman has indisputably become one of history’s sporting greats.
As this paper’s Malachy Clerkin succinctly summed up, Ms Taylor has “changed everything”.
“You look at her and you think of all that has happened, of how every step was more unlikely than the one before, and of how she made them all seem inevitable. She did it. Lucky us, to be around while she did.”
Ms Taylor herself has admitted that her fight against Amanda Serrano was “the best night of my career”.
“I wasn’t sure if anything could reach my Olympic gold medal moment …

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