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Katie Taylor wanted to ‘shock the world’ – a decade on from her Olympic gold, she hasn’t stopped

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Ireland's Katie Taylor is declared the winner over Russia's Sofya Ochigava in their 2012 Olympic women's lightweight final, as Pete Taylor, her coach and father, and Team Ireland technical coach Zaur Antia celebrate the victory at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Ireland's Katie Taylor is declared the winner over Russia's Sofya Ochigava in their 2012 Olympic women's lightweight final, as Pete Taylor, her coach and father, and Team Ireland technical coach Zaur Antia celebrate the victory at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor

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Ireland's Katie Taylor is declared the winner over Russia's Sofya Ochigava in their 2012 Olympic women's lightweight final, as Pete Taylor, her coach and father, and Team Ireland technical coach Zaur Antia celebrate the victory at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

From the Olympic summit, Katie Taylor saw things the rest of us couldn’t see.

Above all, she saw another decade of boxing stretch before her when it was crystal clear that there would forever more be easier ways to monetise her future than through taking punches on the nose.


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