By: William O’Toole
Katie Taylor has said she feels honoured and humbled after she scooped one of the top awards at the Association of National Olympic Committees awards in Washington last night.
The Bray woman, who is a five-time AIBA World Elite lightweight champion was voted as top female boxer from the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku last June.
Taylor’s success in Azerbaijan was her 18th major title as an armature boxer.
She was presented her award by Pat Hickey who is President of the Olympic Council Of Ireland and the European Olympic Council at last nights ceremony.
Speaking after the ceremony Taylor said that this award was the icing on the cake for her this year.
“I’m just so honoured and humbled to receive this award.” she said.
“I’d like to thank my family. Their support and encouragement throughout the years has been unfailing to me. I’d be nowhere without them.” she continued.
Taylor will now switch her attention to Kazakhstan next May where she will bid to land her six successive AIBA World elite title, and in the process equal Cuban’s Felix Savon’s long standing record.