Throwback to this day 11 years ago when Katie Taylor won an Olympic Gold Medal for Ireland

Katie Taylor is one of if not THE greatest athlete Ireland has ever seen. With an impressive amateur record already in place before she entered the Arena of professional boxing, Katie Taylor has been a huge catalyst in the change of perceptions around women and girls in boxing.

Today marks 11 years since Katie won her Olympic Gold Medal. Taking on Russia’s Sofya Ochigava in the women’s lightweight boxing final on 9th August 2012. The entire country were behind her then and we’re still behind her now.

Reminder of the Bray crowds as she won her first Olympic Gold Medal for Ireland. Footage courtesy of RTE Archives.

Brays reaction to Katies Olympic Gold Medal win, 9th August 2012

Chantelle Cameron is the boxer responsible for Katie Taylors first defeat in 7 years as a professional boxer. The undisputed super-lightweight defended her titles at 140lb with a majority decision victory against Taylor in their May Fight.

November 25th at The 3Arena will see Taylor take on Cameron once again in the hope of taking the title from the Northampton boxer and bringing it home to Bray.

“I’m delighted the rematch has been made and really can’t wait for another huge night in November.” – Katie Taylor

Ever confident Cameron has made clear her intentions for the November bout and claims that she is working on closing the gaps on any of the errors she made in her previous fight with Katie.

Speaking on the rematch, Cameron shows no doubt in her capabilities against Taylor stating:

“Going back to Ireland to beat Katie Taylor twice in a row will show that it wasn’t just a lucky night for me and an off night for Katie. I said it last time – I think I’m all wrong for Katie. I’m too big, I’m too strong and my will to win is too strong. I’m going to be there all night long. Katie picked the wrong fighter to fight.”

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