Thursday 22 August 2019

Guess what Katie Taylor’s dad named his new boxing-themed café in Bray

Pete Taylor has opened a new boxing themed café Photo: David Conachy
Pete Taylor has opened a new boxing themed café Photo: David Conachy
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Katie Taylor’s dad Pete is hoping to blow away Bray with his boxing-themed new café, aptly named KO.

The father of the Olympic gold medallist recently opened the doors to his new healthy-eating venture in the Wicklow town, which doubles as a shrine to boxing greats including Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Taylor spoke about the new eatery, located on Bray’s Albert Walk.

"I’ve never done anything like this before. It was an eye opener, I can tell you that.

Pete Taylor has opened a new cafe - KO Fit Food - in Bray
Pete Taylor has opened a new cafe - KO Fit Food - in Bray

“The only place kind of similar is the Happy Pear which is vegetarian. I am a foodie, I eat all the time.

“And I said there was nowhere in Bray if you wanted healthy food. That’s why I decided to do this. I do work here a lot but it’s the girls behind the counter and Rachel that make all the food.

“It’s all home-made. I wouldn’t know how to turn on a cooker to be honest.”

The boxing trainer hopes the café will draw athletes and has designed the menu with tough training regimes in mind.

KO’s menu also features a clever carrot smoothie that promises to “sting like a bee” and a Mike Tyson inspired juice called the “bob and weave”.

The boxing trainer hopes to merge the new cafe with his gym ventures, and eventually hopes to develop symbiotic meal plans for athletes visiting both.

Meanwhile, Olympic champion Katie last week celebrated her second win since making her professional debut in November.

The star triumphed over Brazilian Viviane Obenhauf at the Manchester Arena on December 10.

Katie Taylor, left, exchanges punches with Viviane Obenauf during their Super-Featherweight fight at the Manchester Arena
Katie Taylor, left, exchanges punches with Viviane Obenauf during their Super-Featherweight fight at the Manchester Arena

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