Wednesday 25 April 2018

Colum Kenny: Golden girl Katie boxes clever to do nation proud

It may not be ladylike but we like it. Katie Taylor last week qualified for the London Olympics. Those who are against boxing in general -- and against women boxing in particular -- will be dismayed.

Many Bray residents, including myself, welcome her success. It is her own decision to fight. From her training shed by the sea, Katie now goes to England to face the biggest challenge of her career, a chance to win Olympic gold.

There are those who find it disgusting. They include the 'I am a feminist, but . . .' brigade. As in, "I am all for women's rights but I still think that there is something wrong about girls hitting one another". Others claim that it is dangerous.

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