Irish Olympic sensation Katie Taylor is likely to turn down a
multitude of offers from professional promoters and focus her
attention on another gold medal at Rio 2016.
The 26-year-old Bray lightweight has been linked with a number
of promotional outfits since her success in London and it was even
rumoured that she would consider hanging up her gloves to take up
But she has now revealed that she is close to signing a new deal
"I really would love to box for my country again and bring home
another gold medal in four years' time. I absolutely love amateur
boxing, and if I was given the opportunity again I'd love to stay
amateur and try to defend my title," she told RTE Radio.
"Professional boxing is really a cut-throat business. There are
so many other aspects to it. I've been offered a few lovely
contracts and a few not really nice contracts, but I am not really
too sure about it to be honest whether the fights are out there for
me," she said.
"You have to make sure you get the right promoter and the right
fights, there's just so much more to it whereas amateur you're just
in a tournament.
"You have to beat the best to be the best. You can't pick and
choose your fights."