Sports stars don’t get a chance to shine for long. The glamor of her fame and fortune does not last. but Kate Taylor is an exception to the rule.
Before she never beats an opponent again, she struck gold in the hearts of the nation.
In the early hours of the morning, the Bray boxer will step into the ring at Madison Square Garden.
She will battle with Puerto Rico’s Amanda Serrano for the undisputed lightweight crown. It is considered the greatest women’s boxing match of all time.
35-year-old Taylor has four world championship belts in his hands. She considers this competition the most significant of her career and sees an opportunity to make history again.
But Serrano is also a world-class champion with an incredible track record. She has won nine world titles in seven weight classes, a fact that is a testament to her determination and discipline.
As impressive as Serrano is, Taylor can be sure of one thing: it was her passion and unique fighting skills that made women’s professional boxing a huge success.
We should hardly be surprised because she’s done exactly the same thing in her all-conquering career as an amateur.
An inexhaustible fighting spirit combined with the devastating power of each punch marked her out as a force to be reckoned with. As such, she has inspired girls and women around the world.
They say the strongest people aren’t always the ones who show strength in front of the world, but the ones who fight and win battles we may not know about. Katie Taylor emerged victorious in both.
Whether she’s handling adversity in the global spotlight or on a personal level, she’s stayed a class.
When her Olympic dream fell apart in 2016, she took the disappointment and turned it into dragon fire. She shone again in the professional ranks.
Lucky, they say, is a lady. Unlike other fighters, Taylor never had to rely on luck. She relied on her impressive fists and claims the Bible is her “sports psychology handbook.”
“I want to say to the girls it’s not about makeup and how you look, that’s important, you are so much more than what you look like,” she said.
But if they would look and look for a role model, they could hardly find a better one.
Taylor honed her craft with hard work away from the glare of the media.
“It’s frustrating but all I can do is just keep winning and hopefully at some point people will stand up and notice it,” she once said.
Not only is the world paying attention now, it’s eating out of your hand.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/editorial/whatever-the-result-katie-taylor-is-the-champion-of-our-hearts-41601858.html Whatever the outcome, Katie Taylor is the master of our hearts