As ideas flip to Katie Taylor’s legacy, she warns she can’t be complacent in opposition to Miriam Gutierrez
AN Olympic gold medallist, five-time newbie World champion,
undisputed skilled light-weight world champion, revenge win over rival
Delfine Persoon, Irish legend Katie Taylor is working out of milestone
accomplishments to realize.
However the star from Bray isn’t fascinated with methods to finish her profession. She has a defence tonight (Saturday November 14) behind closed doorways at Wembley Enviornment in opposition to Miriam Gutierrez and if victorious, as anticipated, she is going to look ahead to greater identify opposition.
“I don’t like placing any limits on myself. I simply take every
struggle because it comes I suppose however I undoubtedly haven’t any plans to retire any time
quickly, that’s for certain. I hope I’m concerned in enormous fights for years to come back,”
Taylor stated. “I simply wish to go away a implausible legacy behind me.”
The interesting fights, she explains, could possibly be Amanda Serrano or a rematch with Jessica McCaskill. “Clearly [WBC super-light champion] Chantelle Cameron has been talked about as effectively. I’m keen to go up by the weights as effectively,” Taylor stated. “There’s undoubtedly no scarcity of massive fights on the market.
“[Natasha Jonas] I feel that will be a implausible struggle truly. I feel Tasha confirmed in her final struggle she’s nonetheless able to producing nice performances. She is at that stage. It’s a struggle that folks will probably be very excited about. If it’s a struggle that folks wish to see, I’m very, very completely satisfied to take that struggle. I’m certain so is she as effectively. It’s an enormous struggle, particularly over right here within the UK.
“I’m undecided what’s subsequent however proper now simply deal with
Saturday night time.”
Taylor does insist she is taking the specter of Gutierrez critically. “She’s coming into this struggle unbeaten as effectively. I do know she’s not as effectively established as Persoon or a few of the different women I’ve fought. I feel she’s truly rather a lot higher than what folks assume. I’m anticipating a really, very powerful struggle. She might be very tough at occasions and really awkward as effectively. These are fighters which can be very exhausting to look good in opposition to. However I’m coming to this struggle identical to regular,” she stated. “I’m ready to enter the trenches if want be.
“As an newbie I went into fights complacent earlier than, that’s if you truly lose fights. So I can’t afford at any stage to be complacent or assume that is going to be a simple struggle. That is skilled boxing and something can occur.”