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I'm too private to do tell-all show like O'Gara's, says Katie

SHE'S a knockout in the ring, but Katie Taylor has no desire to become a reality TV superstar.

The Olympian was transfixed by Ronan O'Gara's 70 minute documentary ROG, but she said she would be reluctant to let a camera crew into her private life.

"It's very intrusive and you have to be open and I'm not sure if I would be the type of person to do that," she said.

"I'm a very private person and I have a very private family, so I don't think that would suit me. No one has approached me about it.

"I watched Ronan's documentary and I thought it was absolutely brilliant. I loved it, I really did. I'm not a huge rugby fan but I thought it was enthralling."

O'Gara's honest documentary struck a nerve with viewers across the country.

Four years in the making, the programme followed the celebrated fly-half through the final few years of his career.

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Controversial moments in O'Gara's career, including his decision to retire and move to France and his rivalry with fellow Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton, were explored during the show.

"As a competitor he really came through," Taylor said.

"And it was a very honest documentary. You can see the ups and downs of an athlete's career which you don't always get to see. It was very real."

It's shaping up to be a busy year for the boxer who is looking forward to getting back in tip top shape after Christmas.

"I don't make New Year's resolutions," she said. "I just to try to improve as a boxer, I have goals to reach this year, getting back in shape after Christmas.

"I've the European championships and the world championships and the All-Irelands."

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