Katie Taylor Biography – Katie Taylor Wiki
Katie Taylor is an Irish professional boxer and former footballer. She was born on 2 July 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Katie Taylor attended St. Kilian’s Community School in Bray from 1999 to 2005. She went on to University College Dublin but did not complete her studies as she left when her sporting career began to take off.
Katie Taylor began boxing in 1998. She first made Irish boxing history – at age 15 – on October 31 2001 in the first officially sanctioned women’s bout ever held in Ireland. She fought 16-year-old Alanna Audley (now Alanna Murphy) of Belfast at the National Stadium in Dublin in the first of three female contests on a sixteen-bout amateur card. Taylor won over three 90-second rounds by 23-12.
Katie Taylor returned to National Stadium on 1 March 2002 to fight Candy Berry of England at 57 kg as part of a show that featured an Ireland vs. Canada senior men’s tournament. Katie won this match by RSC-2.
Katie Taylor competed in the 60-kg division of the international Norway Box Cup in Oslo, Norway from 9-11 January 2004, defeating Ingrid Egner of Norway by 36-20 in the semi-final and Josefina Tengroth of Sweden by RSCO-2 in the final. Katie’s strong performance in this tournament also earned her the Best Boxer of the Tournament award.
On February 27 2004 Katie Taylor topped the bill in an event sponsored by the Fermoy Boys/Girls Amateur Boxing Club. She dispatched unbeaten Welsh opponent Lorna Cooper in just 30 seconds.
On June 8-13 2004 Katie Taylor competed in the Third International “Italia” Women’s Tournament in Rome, Italy. Katie defeated Emanuela Pantani of Italy by a 22-6 margin in the quarter-final, Eva Wahlström of Finland by 39-25 in the semi-final and 2002 world 60-kg champion Jennifer Ogg of Canada by 31-28 in the final to win both her 60-kg division and the Best Boxer of Tournament award.
At the Third Women’s European Boxing Championships in Riccione, Italy, Katie Taylor suffered a setback when she lost to reigning 63-kg world champion Yuliya Nemtsova of Russia by a 27-12 score.
At the 20th Ahmet Comert Cup tournament on 19-25 April 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey, Katie Taylor defeated Cindy Orain of France by a RSCO-2 but lost her next fight to home-standing Gülsüm Tatar of Turkey by a 27-21 decision.
Katie Taylor made Irish boxing history again at age 18 in May 2005 when she became the first Irish woman to win a Gold Medal at the Senior European Championships. Competing in Tønsberg, Norway, she stopped Eva Wahlström of Finland in the third round of their 60-kg lightweight final. Taylor held a 19-17 points lead when the contest was stopped after Wahlström suffered an eye injury. Katie Taylor had opened her campaign with an impressive second round RSCO-2 stoppage over Lucie Bertaud of France, followed by a stirring semi-final clash with defending European champion Gülsüm Tatar of Turkey. At the end of this rematch with the Turkish boxer, the computer scoring was a 12-12 draw but Taylor won by a razor-thin 29-28 edge in countback (punches thrown).
At the 2005 World Championships in Podolsk, Russia, Katie Taylor won her September 26 preliminary bout over Pranamika Borah of India by a 34-22 score but she was ousted in the quarter-finals on September 28 by Kum Hui Hang of North Korea with a 28-13 loss.
on October 14, 2005 Katie Taylor was at the Convention Center in London, Ontario, Canada for a Canada vs. Ireland tournament. Katie defeated Sandra Bizier of Montreal by a 3-2 margin. Two days later in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, fought an exhibition bout with Canada’s Marianne Miller.
On January 27-29, 2006 at the 27th Norway Box Cup in Oslo, Norway, Katie Taylor won her 60-kg semi-final by walkover over Lucie Bertaud of France, then defeated 2005 54-kg world silver medalist Dina Burger of Switzerland by 27-25 in the final.
On March 11, 2006 at the National Stadium in Dublin Katie Taylor again faced Dina Burger of Switzerland. She won by a 22-11 score.
On March 18, 2006 in Cork, Ireland Katie Taylor won a close decision over Canadian National Junior Welterweight Champion Katie Dunn, who is trained at the Border City Boxing Club in Windsor, Ontario by former amateur and professional world champion Margaret Sidoroff Canty.
On 5-12 June 2006 in the First European Union Women’s Championships in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Katie Taylor lost her quarter-final bout to Gülsüm Tatar of Turkey by a 24-13 margin.
Katie Taylor began her run at the world title in 2006 with an excelent showing at the Witch Cup Tournament in Pecs, Hungary from 9-13 August 2006. She defeated Edina Pezdany of Hungary by RSC-1 in her quarter-final bount, Marlene K. Nielsen of Denmark by RSCO-2 in her semi-final and then won the Gold Medal with an RSCO-2 over Eva Wahlström of Finland.
At the 2006 European championships in September 2006 in Warsaw, Poland, Katie Taylor won her second European Gold medal in a row with a second round stoppage of reigning world champion Tatiana Chalaya of Chechnya. This time Taylor made short work of Chalaya, winning on the 15 point mercy rule with the scoring at 18-3. Katie also won the Best Boxer award in this tournament.
The win capped a big week for Katie Taylor who came through the tougher half of the draw to reach the final. She had qualified for the final with an 18-15 points win over her arch rival and reigning world silver medalist Gülsüm Tatar of Turkey.
At the 2006 Venus Box Cup in Vejle, Denmark on 19–22 October 2006, Katie won her preliminary over Elena Gorshkova of Russia by a 36-20 score, then stopped Marlene K. Nielsen of Denmark RSCO-2 in her quarter-final and Romanian Florina Popa on the 15-point rule (17-2) in her semi-final to set up a 60-kg final with Lucie Beataud of France. She then had to pull out of the competition because of an injury to her nose, looking ahead to competing in the Fourth AIBA Women’s Senior World Championships in New Delhi, India a little under a month later.
Katie Taylor’s return to the AIBA World Championships at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, India saw Katie win five bouts in a row to take the 60-kg Gold Medal. On November 18, 2006 she stopped US champion Caroline Barry by a 16-1 score on the 15 point mercy rule in the first round. On November 19 she again beat Eva Wahlström of Finland, this bout being stopped at 19-4 on the 15 point mercy rule in the second round. On November 21 in the quarter-final Katie beat Florina Popa of Romania 20-5, also on the 15 point mercy rule in the second round. On November 22 in the semi-final Katie defeated the defending world champion Tatiana Chalaya of Chechnya for the second straight time, by an impressive 23-6 margin.
On November 23, 2006 Katie faced Annabella Farias of Argentina in the 60-kg final. She defeated Annabella by a 31-14 margin over the full three rounds.
On May 12, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey, in the 60-kg semifinal of the Ahmet Comert tournament, Katie Taylor won by RSCO-2 over Cindy Orain of France, setting up another showdown with Gulsum Tatar of Turkey who defeated Marlene Nielsen of Denmark also by RSCO-2.
On May 13, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey, Gulsum Tatar of Turkey defeated Katie Taylor by a 16-13 score to win the 60-kg division of the 2007 Ahmet Comert tournament.
On August 9, 2007 in Pecs, Hungary Katie Taylor advanced to the semi-finals of the Witch Cup with a victory over Cindy Orain of France. Taylor stopped the Frenchwoman, ranked 11th in the world, on the 15 point rule in round one (15-0).
On August 10, 2007 in Pecs, Hungary Katie Taylor defeated her arch-rival Gulsum Tatar of Turkey by an 11-5 margin to advanced to the 60-kg final of the Witch Cup.
On August 11, 2007 n Pecs, Hungary Katie Taylor won the 60-kg division of the Witch Cup with an RSCO-2 win over Eva Wahlstrom of Fnland.
On October 15, 2007 at the Sixth European Women’s Championships in Vejle, Denmark, Katie got her European lightweight title defence off to a good start with a second-round stoppage of Hrtistina Athanasopoulou of Greece on the 15-point mercy rule.
On October 17, 2007 Katie Taylor advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament with a stunning first-round knock-out of Spain’s Mc de la Guia Guerra. Taylor dropped the tall Spaniard with a left hook after just 30 seconds and her opponent was counted out.
On October 18, 2007 Katie defeated Ukraininan southpaw Yana Zavyalova by an 11-4 margin in the tournament semi-final. Taylor was ahead 10-1 at the end of the second before the Ukrainian rallied to take the only round anyone had won from Taylor in the tournament. Zavyalova had defeated Natalia Kalinowski of Germany by a 20-6 margin in her quarter-final.
On October 20, 2007 Katie Taylor was crowned 60-kg champion for the third year in a row after an RSC-2 victory over Sandra Brugger of Switzerland. Taylor, who had been ahead 8-0 at the end of the first round won by the 15-point mercy rule in round two. Brugger had edged Russia’s Ayzanat Gadzhieva 8-6 in the other semi-final. Taylor had previously defeated Brugger in a challenge bout in Bray last summer.
On November 3, 2007 at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Katie Taylor claimed yet another victory by stopping three-time Pan-American champion Katie Dunn of Canada on the mercy rule (15-0) in the first round. Taylor, who normally boxes at 60 kg, was fighting Dunn at at light welterweight (63 kg).
Katie Taylor was awarded the Irish Times/VHI Healthcare Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2007 at the Western Hotel in Dublin on January 18, 2008.
In March 2008 in the 60-kg division at the Women’s International Tournament held in Stupino, Russia, Katie Taylor defeated Gulsum Tatar of Turkey 16-5 in her preliminary bout on March 18th, Tatiana Bondareva of Russia 12-6 in her March 19th quarterfinal, Alexandra Siderenko of Ukraine 17-5 in her semifinal on March 20th and finally Dariy Abramova of Russia 21-6 on March 21st to win the division and the “Best Boxer in Tournament” award.
At the Fifth AIBA Women’s World Championships in Ningbo, China in November, 2008, Katie successfully defended her 60-kg world title with a convincing 13-2 win over home-country star Cheng Dong of China in the final, and was also named as the Best Boxer of the Tournament.
Her closest fight in the 2008 World Championship tournament came in her second preliminary bout in which she was held to just a 4-3 victory by 2008 Witch Cup 60-kg champion Danuse Dilhofova of the Czech Republic.
Katie was awarded the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Female Boxer of the Year for 2008 in Moscow on December 12, 2008 and also the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year for 2008, repeating the honor she received in 2007.
On March 21, 2009 at the O2 in Dublin, Ireland, Katie won a 27-3 win over thee time Pan American champion Caroline Barry of the United States on the undercard of a pro WBA super bantamweight world title fight between Bernard Dunne of Ireland and Ricardo Cordoba of Panama.
On April 19, 2009 in the 60-kg division of the women’s Ahmet Comert Cup in Istanbul, Turkey, Katie defeated Ozlem Dinc of Turkey by a 5-1 margin to win yet another gold medal. She was also voted best female boxer and best boxer (male or female) of this prestigious tournament.
On July 11, 2009 at the Sports Palace in St Petersburg, Russia, Katie Taylor won the 60-kg gold medal at the Multi Nations tournament beating Russian lightweight Natalie Bondareva 6-3.
Katie Taylor Football Career
Katie Taylor played for Lourdes Celtic and St. James Gate in the Dublin Women’s Soccer League (DWSL). She has also won 40 national caps in soccer, graduating through the Under-17 and Under-19 international levels before joining the senior team. In 2006 Katie played in three World Cup qualifying matches – against Russia, Switzerland, and the USA – and was voted Player of the Match in Ireland’s 2-0 win over Switzerland in April. This was Ireland’s first-ever appearance in the World Cup qualifying phase and Taylor’s performances retain their seeding in the top 20 nations of Europe.
Katie Taylor Age
Katie Taylor was born on 2 July 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland to Bridget Taylor and Peter Taylor.
Katie Taylor Parents
Katie Taylor is the daughter of an Irish mother Bridget Taylor and English father Peter Taylor.
Katie Taylor Family
Katie Taylor was born to Bridget Taylor and Peter Taylor. She has three older siblings; Peter Taylor, Lee Taylor, and Sarah Taylor.
Katie Taylor Husband – Katie Taylor Boyfriend
Katie Taylor was proposed to by Kenneth Quillinan after winning a fifth world championship title at the Halla Gymnasium of Jeju City, South Korea in November 2014. Kenneth is a university instructor in Daegu and he is originally from Tralee.
Katie Taylor Religion
Katie Taylor is a Christian. She attends St Mark’s Pentecostal Church on Pearse Street in Dublin’s south-inner city. Her instagram bio reads, “I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8.”
Katie Taylor Net Worth
Information about Katie Taylor’s estimated net worth is being updated. The Irish government pays €40,000 ($50,000) per year to each of Ireland’s elite high performance athletes.
Katie Taylor Nationality
Katie Taylor is Irish.
Katie Taylor Weight
Katie Taylor weighs 60 kg.
Katie Taylor Height
Katie Taylor stands at 5 ft 5 in (165 cm/1.65 m).