Calls are growing for a Katie Taylor statue
There's definitely a very strong case.
Irish boxing phenomenon Katie Taylor made history this weekend when she defeated Delfine Persoons in Madison Square Garden.
Taylor, a native of Bray, became the country's first ever undisputed world champion boxer as she made it a clean sweep of lightweight belts. She's been in the professional game for just two and half years and had 14 wins from her 14 professional fights.
Though the win over Persoons was not without controversy, there can be no dispute that Taylor is an utterly singular talent and one of Ireland's most spectacular sportspeople.
Calls are now growing for Taylor, who is also a gold medal Olympian, to be honoured with a statue. A petition to have a statue made in her likeness in Bray has picked up over 300 signatures in less than 24 hours. If you want to add your signature to the cause, you can find it here.
Good luck tonight #KatieTaylor . She is one of a kind, and we should be erecting a statue to her soon!!
— Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) June 1, 2019
@LeoVaradkar @PresidentIRL time to put the statue of Katie in the middle of the city & give this exceptional role model the recognition & accolades she deserves -undisputed champion of a sport & done with sheer hard work & determination. If she were a man there would be no issue.
— Verona Serena Hanlon 🌳 (@VeronaSerena) June 2, 2019
@KatieTaylor you did it!!! This country better have a statue of this lady commissioned. The pride of Ireland and a shining example of an exemplary role model to all. 🇮🇪👏👏👏
— Danny Miller (@dannymiller81) June 2, 2019