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03rd Jun 2019

Calls are growing for a Katie Taylor statue

Carl Kinsella

Katie Taylor

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.

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