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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Katie decides that the only way is Rio

Published 24/10/2012 | 11:14

Katie has turned down offers worth hundreds of thousands of euros to stay amateur.

KATIE TAYLOR has confirmed that she intends to defend her Olympic title in Rio in four years.

Katie has decided not to accept any of the lucrative professional contracts offered to her and stay in amateur boxing.

She was offered a number of six- figure contracts but said that she is not motivated by money and will continue to box for her country.

'I have been offered a few contracts, hundreds of thousands. For me, just boxing for my country, there is nothing better than that really, and bringing home medals for my country,' said the Bray woman. 'I'm going to stay amateur and defend my title in Rio.'

However, she is expected to earn substantial fees for sponsorship contracts by remaining at home in Ireland.

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