A huge crowd is expected at Katie Taylor’s Homecoming bout tomorrow night in the Ballywaltrim Community Centre.
The sell-out fixture against Finland’s Mira Potkonen will see Taylor continue on “The Road to Rio”, a journey she is hoping will end with a second Olympic Gold at the 2016 games in Brazil.
Since dedicating her historic boxing victory to her home town at her post olympic homecoming in Bray last summer that attracted more than 20,000 adoring fans, Katie has wanted to show her gratitude for the continuos support from the locals; “It’s with great pleasure that I can finally return to the ring and box in Bray, I am delighted that I can give something back to my local community, who have extended such overwhelming support for me over the years” said Taylor.
Having secured a fifth successive European Union title by defeating Estelle Mossely of France at the European Union Championships earlier this year Katie said, “I’ve been training hard all summer and am really looking forward to boxing at home against a top class European opponent in preparation for future Titles. It’s great that local fans will have the chance to see me box on a more personable level.”
Fellow Olympian and three-time Irish senior Boxing Champion and County Wexford native Adam Nolan will also box at “The Homecoming”.