Katie Taylor was born on the 2nd of July, 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. She is an Irish professional boxer and the current undisputed lightweight world champion.
Katie Taylor has held the WBA title since 2017, the IBF title since 2018, and the WBC, WBO. Katie Taylor became one of only eight boxers in history whether female or male to hold all four major world titles in boxing WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO at the same time.
Katie was born on the 2nd of July 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. she is the daughter of an Irish mother Bridget and a British father Peter Taylor.
Taylor has an older sister named Sarah and two older brothers named Lee and Peter. However her older brother peter is now a mathematics professor at Dublin City University.
Katie Taylor’s father was born near Leeds and he grew up in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Peter Taylor first visited Bray to work with his father in the amusement arcades on the seafront. After meeting and marrying Bridget, he decided to settle in Bray.
However, In 1986, Peter Taylor became an Irish senior light heavyweight boxing champion. Peter Taylor who was Originally an electrician by trade, eventually became Katie Taylor’s full-time boxing coach.
Peter Taylor also coached the likes of Adam Nolan who also represented Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Katie’s mother Bridget also developed an interest in boxing and became one of the earliest female referees and judges in Ireland.
Katie Taylor Education
Between 1999 to 2005, Katie Taylor attended St. Kilian’s Community School in Bray with her three older siblings. She developed her passion for boxing while in high school and she started boxing with her local club.
Katie Taylor was a member of Bray Runners, a local athletics club, and she did not accept the sports scholarships that she was offered by several American college while she was still studying at St Killian’s.
However, she opted instead to attend University College Dublin, which offers a better sports scholarship program. And she qualified for the scholarship via her Leaving Cert results. Although Katie decided not to continue with her education at University collage Dublin due to the progress in her boxing career.
Katie Taylor Amateur Boxing Career
Katie Taylor, first began her boxing career in 1998, when she was around 12 years old, her father coached her and her two older brothers, Lee and Peter, at St Fergal’s Boxing Club.
At tender age of 15, Katie fought the first official approved female boxing match in her home country of Ireland, at the National Stadium, and she went on to defeat Alanna Audley from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
During her amateur boxing career, Katie Taylor won five consecutive gold medals at the Women’s World Championships. She also won gold six times at the European Championships, and won gold five times at the European Union Championships.
She is very popular in Ireland and she is credited with raising the profile of women’s boxing at home and abroad. She is regarded as the most outstanding Irish athlete of her generation. She was also the flag bearer for her country Ireland, at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony and she went on to win an Olympic gold medal under the lightweight division.
Katie Taylor Net Worth
Katie Taylor net worth is currently estimated at over $2 million, she has made a lot of fortune from her boxing career. She even made a stunning sum of $1 million from her fight recent boxing match with Amanda Serrano, as revealed by show promoters of the fight Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul.
Katie Taylor’s Next Fight
Katie Taylor’s next opponent has not yet been announced but she will defend her WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles.
But her promoter Eddie Hearn has said that they are looking at a possible rematch with Amanda Serrano and it would likely take place in her home country of Ireland. However Boxing fans have been quick to tell them that the match should take place at Madison Square Garden.
Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano
Katie Taylor successfully defended her undisputed lightweight titles against seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano on 30 April 2022 at Madison Square Garden.
The three judges scored the match with a verdict of 94–96 in favor of Serrano, 97–93, and 96–93 in favor of Taylor. The fight was the first women’s boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden, and has been described as the ‘biggest women’s fight of all time’.
However, YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul, who has also been the show promoter of Amanda Serrano was not happy with the decision of the judges.
Jake Paul voiced his opinion via a Twitter post that Amanda Serrano out landed Katie Taylor in landed punches both to the body and head. According to CampuBox Serrano landed 173 shots, while Taylor landed 147 shots. He however tweeted “Men lie Women lie Numbers don’t”.
Professional Boxing Record
Katie Taylor has a professional boxing record of 21-0, 6KOs, she debuted back in 2016 and she has never lost a boxing match. She successfully defended her WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles against Amanda Serrano on 30 April 2022 at Madison Square Garden.
Boyfriend or Wedding
According to Irish Mirror, Katie revealed that the question she hates being asked most is the one about relationships. When asked what she hates being asked most by the Athletic, she replied: “Probably the question about relationships. That’s another question people always ask. I guess people are just interested in my personal life.
“I get it all the time. It’s a bit annoying at times but I’m just polite and get on with it. I don’t think male boxers get asked it, though.”
Taylor told The Irish Mirror in 2019 that she is so busy with boxing that she doesn’t have time for a relationship.
She said: “I’m not [seeing anyone] at the moment, I genuinely haven’t got the time.
Katie Taylor Age
Katie Taylor is 35 years old and she was born on the 2nd July 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Katie Taylor Height
Lightweight boxing champion Katie stands at 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm or 1.65 m) and a reach of 66 inches (166cm).
Katie Taylor weight
The Undisputed Lightweight champion Katie Taylor weighs 61kg (134.6 lbs).
Katie Taylor BoxRec
According to BoxRec Katie 21-0, 6KOs, debuted in 2016 and has gone on to win all her 21 boxing matches. She recently defeated Amanda Serrano in her last fight on 30 April 2022 at Madison Square Garden.
Katie Taylor Instagram
Katie Taylor has an active Instagram account and she can be found through her Instagram handle @katie_t86. She has 513k followers and her favorite line is Psalm 16:8 “I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken”.