Tipperary boxer looking to gain vital international experience

first_imgThe Clonmel Boxing Club lightweight was beaten by Kellie Harrington in the National Elite Final earlier this month.She wants to do everything possible to come out on the right side of title-deciding bouts in the future.Katie Taylor’s set to box seven times between now at the end of the year. The former Olympic champion will step through the ropes to face Italy’s Monica Gentili at London’s 02 Arena this Saturday night and her promoter Brian Peters says the plan is then to have a bout every month for the rest of 2017. Taylor’s already secured a place on the Anthony Joshua versus Wladimir Klitschko undercard at Wembley in April and hopes to fight on Irish soil later this year. It’s after Eddie Bolger quit his role at with Ireland to become Germany’s new head-coach. Meanwhile Tipperary’s top female boxer says she needs to widen her ‘horizons’ in order to improve as a fighter.Shauna O’Keefe believes what she does for the rest of this year will determine her chances of success in the major championships.last_img read more