Katie Taylor congratulates Ireland’s two newest world champions Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke

KATIE Taylor has congratulated Ireland’s two newest world champions Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke. In a telephone call late last night from her base in Connecticut to Istanbul, the World undefeated professional champion spoke with the two gold medallists who are following in her footsteps. The Bray fighter won five successive World titles during her glittering amateur career which culminated in her Olympic gold medal success in London. The call was arranged by Irish Head coach Zaur Antia, who has maintained close links with Taylor since she opted to turn professional after the Rio Olympics. Taylor and Amy Broadhurst first met ten years ago when the then newly-crowned Olympic champion made a surprise visit to Broadhurst’s secondary school in Dundalk to congratulate the teenager on winning a European schoolgirl’s title.

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