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Katie Taylor wants to emulate 'The Notorious' with her own RTE documentary

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Katie Taylor

OLYMPIC gold-winning boxer Katie Taylor looks set to get her own fly-on-the-wall style reality TV show ahead of the Rio games.

She has revealed that her father Peter has been in talks with RTE for the show which would be similar to one following Dublin UFC star Conor McGregor.

"Nothing is set in stone yet, but I'm very open to it. My dad sat down with RTE a few weeks ago and everything was put out on the table," Taylor said.

"There is a lot of things to consider before you commit to something like that. It's very intrusive, you have to think about your family," she added.

Taylor has admitted she is a big Conor McGregor fan - whose series Notorious aired on RTE 2 on Monday night. "I don't know much about MMA, but I love watching him.

"He is an entertainer, you never know what he is going to come out with. I would love to meet him," she said.

The Bray woman also revealed that the air is now clear between her and the state broadcaster.

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Taylor, who won her fifth world title last November, previously slammed RTE for not showing her and other female boxers enough support.

But she now insists that all is well between her and the station.

"They explained the situation and their position to us, we understand where they are coming from. To be honest, I can't believe that story went so big," she said.

The boxing sensation is currently preparing for the European Championships which will take place in Azerbaijan this June.

"I feel I'm better now than I was in London; I'm boxing better and pushing harder. I'm injured at the minute with my wrist, so I've been working on my fitness."

She was speaking at the announcement of her new Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative.

She and 12 other sport stars will travel to schools around the country using sport to build life skills.

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