AS Katie Taylor boxes for what her father hopes will be the last time today (4.45), Arsenal are understood to be lining up a bid to sign the Olympic gold-medal contender.
Pete Taylor believes the time is ripe for his daughter to pursue a gentler lifestyle and admitted that Arsenal are among a number of professional football clubs showing an interest in the former Irish international.
Taylor was capped more than 40 times for her country before devoting herself full-time to the quest for an Olympic boxing gold.
Arsenal already have a high-profile Irish player on their books as Leixlip native Emma Byrne has been their No 1 goalkeeper for the last 11 years.
"We haven't spoken about it, but I hope this is her last fight" said Pete after yesterday's 17-9 defeat of Mavzuna Chorieva.
"Like, she's done everything, she's been boxing a long time now, she's sacrificed her life for boxing at the moment.
"Obviously, it's not my decision, it's Katie's decision. Whatever decision she makes, I will back her.
"We'll sit down as a family and speak about it. Maybe she'll go back playing a little football, it's a little bit safer (laughing)."
Asked about the rumoured Arsenal interest, Pete revealed: "Ya, she's got a good few teams interested in her at the moment, but she's got to get back playing.
"But, look, we'll concentrate on this final first, then we'll go away for a holiday and sit down. We'll stay away from boxing for a couple of months anyway.
"She needs to regenerate now because she has had a tough career, over 150 fights now I think and all senior fights, all international fights.
"She doesn't have club fights, they're all international opponents. They just take a lot out of you at the end of the day."
Katie herself said she was gearing up for the biggest day of her life.
"It's amazing, really" said the four-times world champion.
"This is what I dreamed of all my life and now I have the chance to box for a gold medal. It's incredible."