Katie Taylor humbled by outpouring following documentary

The reviews are in: “must watch”, “inspirational”, “our greatest sportsperson ever”.

The award-winning Katie has generated massive praise online following its television debut on Tuesday night on RTÉ One.

The documentary paints a searing, deeply personal profile of Bray boxer Katie Taylor as she hit a career low and bounced back from defeat at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Taylor, who now holds two world titles and is challenging for a third, took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank a flood of well-wishers:

The film, directed by Ross Whitaker and released to cinemas in October, drew big praise from fellow Irish Olympian, Michael Conlan:

Viewers across Wicklow and beyond have gushed about Taylor’s courage and honesty in the film, which charts her successful path into professional boxing:

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The documentary has even drawn rave reviews from non-boxing fans:

Haven’t been paying attention to Taylor’s career to date? It’s not too late.

The stage is set for her next fight as she seeks to become a triple world-title holder. Taylor faces Rose Volante for the WBO World Lightweight title in Philadelphia on March 16.

Missed the documentary on first showing? You can still catch it via the RTÉ Player here.

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