Monday, January 16, 2012

More bling for boxer Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor took home Boxer of the Year from the Irish Amateur Boxing Association at the weekend. Yes, that's 'boxer of the year' not 'female boxer of the year'. Great to see her achievements - world champion for the third time, European champ for the fifth time and fourth European Union gold medal - getting some serious recognition.

She was also voted Top Amateur Boxer of the Year over on the WBAN site by public vote.

Her father Pete, who trains her at their gym in in Co Wicklow as well as at the National Stadium in Dublin, was interviewed at the IABA event."Katie is absolutely delighted with the award. The previous twelve months were a big year for Irish boxing and 2012 will be crucial with the Olympic qualifiers for men and women and the Olympic Games just around the corner," he said here.

Katie Rowland was also recognised for her bronze medal at the World Youth Championships at the Irish event.

Any other awards ceremonies going on?

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