Irish Women : Katie Taylor (born 2 June 1986) is an Irish athlete who specialises in boxing. Boxing and training with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, she is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the 60 kg division. Hugely popular in Ireland, she is credited with raising the profile of women's boxing at home and abroad. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation, she wore the flag for Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.
Nicola Adams wants to defend Olympics boxing title in Rio
British boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams is likely to turn down offers to turn professional in order to defend her Olympic flyweight title at the 2016 Games in Rio. The 29-year-old became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal when she outclassed China's Ren Cancan.