Katie Taylor’s father and former trainer, Pete Taylor, has called for his daughter to hang up her gloves and retire from boxing.
Although Katie Taylor is still establishing herself on the professional scene and only made her first WBA lightweight title defence on Wednesday night, her father believes it is time for the Irish champion to pack it in.
Taylor had a tough fight against the heavy hitting Jessica McCaskill during the week but, in the end, the 31-year-old comfortably won the bout via unanimous decision with all three judges heavily scoring the bout in Katie’s favour.
“I’d like to see her retire,” said Mr Taylor. “I’ve said that since the Olympic Games in London, but more so now.”
“She’s won the Olympic Games. She’s world champion. What else can you do? You’ve got to call time at some stage.“
Speaking after her successful title defence on Wednesday night, promoter Eddie Hearn said that Katie will likely return to Irish soil for her next fight.
“I’d like to bring Katie to Dublin next,” said Hearn. “It would be a shame not to fight in Dublin. I don’t think it would make a lot of sense not to fight in Dublin…”
“April would work really well because it would give Katie the chance to have Christmas and January off which I think she needs.”