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Katie going to Rio Olympics ...and John Joe might join her

OLYMPIC medallist Katie Taylor will defend her title in Rio and boxer John Joe Nevin may still be at her side.

The gold medal winner has officially announced that she wants to stay amateur -- just days after confirming the issue with the Herald.

Katie said that she turned down six-figure contract offers to keep her in the ring for Ireland at the next Olympic Games.

"I have been offered a few contracts, hundreds of thousands. For me, just boxing for my country, there is nothing better than that really, and bringing home medals for my country," she said.

Earlier this month, she spoke to the Herald about entering into negotiations for potential link-ups in "a cut-throat business". "I've been offered a lot of contracts in the UK, US and Germany but I think either decision will be a great challenge," she said.