We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Katie Taylor is associated, including Ross, London, and fight. Most recently, Katie Taylor has been quoted saying: “It's my first time at Principality Stadium – what a stage to be fighting on. Wembley Stadium was good preparation for this and I do love an Anthony Joshua undercard. This is more than a dream for me.” in the article This is without doubt the biggest fight of my career’.
When we first sat down with Eddie he wanted us to fight for a World title within a year and he's stayed true to his word and delivered. It's an honour to be fighting for the WBA Title. I'm delighted with the progression of my pro career to date.
Since the fight was announced the weeks have flown by. There's an element of nerves for every fight. I've had the opportunity to box on big shows before but this fight without a doubt is going to be the biggest of my career and open more doors in th[...]
It's my first time at Principality Stadium – what a stage to be fighting on. Wembley Stadium was good preparation for this and I do love an Anthony Joshua undercard. This is more than a dream for me.
I train for every fight like it's a World title fight. The great thing about this one is I've had a much longer camp. The last couple have been so close together. I've had a good few months preparing for this one.
Sanchez has won multiple world titles so I'm expecting a very tough fight but I definitely feel I'm ready for it and these are the kind of challenges I want.
It's such a great time for boxing right now to have these huge events. Boxing at Wembley on the Joshua-Klitschko card was a great experience and now to have the opportunity to become world champion at Principality Stadium is very special and October[...]
I thought I performed pretty well. I definitely got caught with a few silly shots. I could have been cleaner but overall it was a good performance. I felt good and strong. I'll be ready to get back in there as soon as possible.
It was a fantastic experience being my first time competing here in the U.S. There were definitely some nerves before the fight. It was great to go in there and get a stoppage. I hope that I made some fans tonight. I loved hearing the Irish fans in [...]
After my fight at Wembley I took a couple of weeks off back home but then it was back to Connecticut to start training camp for this fight. I've probably spent 90 per cent of my time here in the US since turning pro so of course it's tough being awa[...]
I'm really excited about fighting in Brooklyn. New York has been very good to Irish fighters in the past and hopefully I can give people something to shout about. I feel like I'm still improving and still learning every day in the gym but I definite[...]
The last time I fought in the US was almost 10 years ago when I was invited to take part in a demonstration bout at the Men's World Championships in Chicago. It was part of the campaign to convince the IOC to include women's boxing in the Olympics.
I stopped my opponent inside a round that night but hopefully I'll get the chance to get a few more rounds under my belt at The Barclays Center and showcase my ability to a new audience. I'm sure that there's going to be lots of Irish fans in the cr[...]
It's great to see two top fighters like Broner and Garcia willing to fight each other. That's what boxing should be about, the best fighting the best and that's really something I want to do throughout my career as well.
I'm really excited about boxing in the US because I've been training in Connecticut for all my fights to date. It's great now to actually have a fight over here and especially on such a big card. The Barclays Center is a fantastic arena. I was there[...]
I've watched Meinke and she's a very strong opponent. She's unbeaten so it's a step up for me and I'm sure she'll be very confident. It's obviously a massive opportunity for both of us being a world title eliminator and it's my first scheduled 10 ro[...]
"It's great to be on another big card in front of a huge crowd at an arena like The O2,". "I think people are really excited about the Haye-Bellew fight and the rivalry between those guys and as a boxer these are the kind of nights you want to be a [...]
Boxing in front of 21,000 is a new experience for me, and I'm looking forward to the next step of the journey and hoping to entertain the fans at the Manchester Arena and watching live on Sky Sports Box Office.
"I think I definitely became despondent, disillusioned with the amateur game over the last year or so. I've seen so many bad results over this past year. I'm talking about my results, just in general,"
"It's just very disappointing really. It was just a really poor performance on my part,". "I should be beating those girls a bit more clearly.".
"I've been familiar with Ross for years now. I used to have his books lying around the house. I just initially made the contact with him. I asked could I go for a few weeks on a training camp, straightaway there was just an instant connection. Strai[...]
I just needed a change and I got in contact with Ross in the States and the more time I spent with him in the pro gyms, the more appetite I got for the pro game. I knew then I wanted to turn pro. I got in touch with Eddie [Hearn, the promoter] and a[...]
Over the last couple of months training with Ross, I feel like he's getting the best out of me and it's great when you are seeing the results for yourself and feel like you are getting stronger and fitter - there's nothing better as an athlete.
Amateur boxing has been so good to me over the years and representing Ireland in the Olympics has been the biggest honour of my life so it's not a decision I took lightly. I definitely did think about it and pray about it and I know that this is the[...]
I needed a change and it's the first time in a long time that I've actually really enjoyed my training. It's brought the spark back to me. I think I fell out of love with the sport over the last year, I'd been in the amateurs for so long and I neede[...]
"I was always going to turn pro, it was just a case of doing it at the right time,". "I've been in the amateur game for so long and in the last year or so things have changed and I felt that this was the right time to do it, so I've reassessed my go[...]
The more time I spent training with Ross, the more of an appetite I got for the pro game. I had such a passion for it. It excited me more than the amateur game. I feel in great shape and boxing well in the gym, I think I've got stronger and I've got[...]
"Franchon Crews and I have sparred and boxed before in huge tournaments. She's coming into this fight fully prepared and I've been training for a KO,"
I love boxing. That's why I commit my time and body. I look forward to fighting in front of all the fight fans. I have friends, family, fans from all over flying into Vegas just to see me fight, so hopefully I can pack the house before the main even[...]
In the amateurs, my overall record was 77-1 but I've never KO'd anyone. Now, we have smaller gloves, no headgear and I'm way stronger than I've ever been. This is a different kind of pro debut. This should actually be a World Championship fight betw[...]
At the same time I've a very positive person I think and I feel like I've come back stronger from the last loss and I think I'll come back even stronger from this loss as well.
My focus was pretty much on defending my World title here and in doing that I would have qualified for Rio. It was the same before London as well, we had to qualify through the World championships so it was pretty much the same thing. That wasn't re[...]
You live and learn, don't you? Hopefully in the next few months I'll make things right. In a few months time, if I have the gold Olympic medal around my neck again I won't be thinking about this moment. So that's my plan, that's my goal. I'm going t[...]
"I've just got to support Kellie tomorrow, she's going to come home with the gold medal,". "We'll come home with a World champion anyway.".
"I knew every round was quite close,". "I was doing everything to plan. I don't know. I'm not sure. It's hard to comment.
"I'll have a week or so off and then start preparing for the Olympics,"
"It's been a dream to defend my title since London. This is every boxer's dream so thank God I've crossed the line now. It didn't happen to me last month but thank God, Zaur [Antia, her coach] has done everything for me over the last few months. I w[...]
"It's great to make history,". "I've gone into this competition with the hope to bring back a gold medal.".
This is every boxer's dream. Thank God I've crossed the line.
"I'm feeling great. I was bit tired today but you're always going to be tired in those kind of fights. It's great to be in the semi-final with my fellow team-mate Kellie Harrington, who's also in the semi-final."
"She's unbelievable. When I won my second World title she went to win her fifth World title, everyone was in awe of her really. It was such an honour to even her record really, she's been such an ambassador for women's boxing. There's been nobody li[...]
I do try to be an exciting fighter.
"I had a head clash in the first fight actually, three head clashes in a row, so it opened up a small bit but it's fine,"
I think they should have really used that and built on it. I think they rested on their laurels a little bit. There's more to female boxing than every four years, the Olympic Games. They should have built on it a little bit more and put at least one[...]