Saturday, 29 October 2016
John Brady TD wishes Katie Taylor well as she embarks on professional career
Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow John Brady extends his congratulations to Katie Taylor, who hails from his hometown of Bray, as she steps into the professional world of boxing.
Teachta Brady said:
“I was delighted to hear the news this afternoon that Katie Taylor has signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing.
“Katie Taylor has been a brilliant ambassador for Wicklow and for Ireland throughout her amateur boxing campaign.
“She has been a fantastic role model for young people all over the country especially, for young girls. This will continue in her professional career.
“Katie’s gold medal at Olympics 2012 is seen by many as the highlight of her amateur career but with that also came six European titles and five world titles. I would class her as one of Ireland’s greatest amateur sporting stars of all time.
“I wish Katie well in her future as a professional boxer. I have no doubt that her successes in the boxing world will continue as she takes this step in her career.
“Next month, Katie will make her debut at London’s Wembley Arena and she will do so with the full support of the people of Bray, Wicklow, and her country.”