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Katie Taylor: Olympic triumph hasn't changed my life much


Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor has revealed that her life hasn't changed much since her London 2012 triumph.

The Bray brawler is one of the country's most instantly recognisable sports people but admits that not much has changed in her day-to-day life.

“Things haven’t changed, I don’t feel things have changed much, I get recognised more. I still have the same friends and do the same things, I live a very quiet and normal life so I don’t feel much has changed for me to be honest, but I’m always so grateful for the support and people wishing me well," she told Now That's What I Call Sport on 98fm.

Taylor is currently in training for this year's World Championships in South Korea in November.

“Preparations are going great, I’ve been training hard all year, the Euros (Championships) went great and I’ve quickly switched my focus to these Worlds (Championships),

"I’ve a fight in Limerick and a fight in Cork coming up so yeah things are going really well and I’m feeling really strong and sharp and hopefully I’ll defend my title.

"It’s going to be tough and it’s always difficult to defend those titles. It doesn’t come easy and I think it gets harder and harder every year because you are going in as the one to beat and everyone raises their game against you, so I have to be at my very very best and box better than I’ve ever done before to win those competitions.”

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