Olympics 2016

Video: Jack Whitehall takes on Katie Taylor in the ring

Jack taking punches from Katie
Jack taking punches from Katie

Jack Whitehall has shown he is a very brave man by getting in the ring with not one, but two of Ireland's best medal hopes at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Whitehall slipped on the gloves and got in the ring with Katie Taylor and Joe Ward as part of his video series Samsung’s ‘School of Rio’, where he meets a number of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

The comedian tried his hand a host of events, including swimming, cycling, rowing and equestrian but it was his attempt at sparring with two of the best in the world that really interested us.

As you'll see, Whitehall dons all the gear to take a flurry of punches from Katie and it certainly doesn't look like he is enjoying it.

To find out more about the Samsung School of Rio, keep up with the conversation via Twitter @samsungsport, #SchoolOfRio, or on Facebook at facebook.com/SamsungSport.
More information on Samsung’s Global Rio 2016 campaign can be found here