SUGGESTIONS that Katie Taylor and Mike Tyson could come head-to-head --outside the ring -- appear to be without foundation.
The Olympic champ's coach and dad, Pete Taylor, has dismissed speculation that his daughter will meet the former world heavyweight champion in Thomond Park on October 10. Tyson is scheduled to appear on Shannonside for a question and answer session with boxing fans about his controversial career.
The New Yorker, who failed to qualify for the 1984 Olympics, but who became world heavyweight champion in the pro ranks in 1986, watched all of Taylor's fights at London 2012.
According to the Thomond Park Q&A promoters, Iron Mike, once dubbed "the baddest man on the planet", wants to meet the best pound-for-pound female fighter on the planet in the Treaty City.
But Pete Taylor says that they knew nothing about the October 10 promotion until they picked up on it in the media. "No one has approached us about anything to do with Mike Tyson's visit to Limerick in October and meeting Katie in Thomond Park. We only read about it in the papers," he said.
"Even if Katie wanted to do it she will be back in training around that time anyway. I don't think people should be trying to sell tickets on the basis that Katie will be there."
The Taylors are due to go abroad on holiday on Tuesday.