Friday 6 December 2019

Poll: Is Katie Taylor the greatest Irish athlete of all-time?

Katie Taylor with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.
Katie Taylor with her gold medal after beating Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, in their 60kg Light Weight Final.
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Today's gold medal is the latest in a glittering career of Irish boxer Katie Taylor and we are asking the question if she is the best athlete this country has ever produced?

Her gold in South Korea is her fifth world title, which will be added to her six European titles and of course her Olympic gold from the London Games.

Her place in history is assured, but is she the greatest of all time?

Speaking in Jeju this morning, Olympic boxer Darren O'Neill believes she is easily the greatest Irish boxer of all-time.

"As far as I'm concerned, Katie Taylor is the greatest of all-time. She has six European titles, five worlds and an Olympic gold."

"I think she is the greatest of all-time and I have said this through the last few years before she ever had the medals that we don't appreciate her enough.

Vote here to indicate whether you think the Bray native is indeed the greatest Irish athlete of all time.

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