Is Katie Taylor married? No, she isn’t. And therefore, there is no person as a husband in Katie Taylor’s life. She is possibly single as Taylor has never been spotted dating anybody is public and never disclose about her private life. However, her family means a lot to her and together with them, she attends St. Mark’s Church, Dublin. Scroll down to explore more interesting facts about Taylor’s personal facts and biography below:
Who is Katie Taylor?
Katie Taylor is an Irish professional boxer born on 2 July 1986, which makes her age be 34 years old as of 2020. Further, she is noted for being the former footballer who played for Ireland’s Senior Women’s Football Team. As of now, she is the unified lightweight female world champion and also garnered the WBA title since 2017. She is ranked by BoxRec as the world’s second-best active female lightweight. On 2 Nov 2019, she won WBO female junior welterweight title with a record of 15-0 against Greek Boxer Christina Linardatou.
Early Life and Education
The Irish boxer was born in 1986 in Bray, County Wicklow and was raised in his own hometown. She was born as the daughter of Bridget Taylor (mother) and Peter Taylor (father). Her mother is Irish whereas her father is originally from Birmingham. Her father decided to settle in Ireland after he married Bridget. Her father became the Irish senior light heavyweight champion boxer in 1986.
Her father who was earlier an electrician by trade later turned as Katie’s full–time boxing coach. Peter also coached Adam Nolan who too represented the country at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Similarly, Katie’s mother also became interested in the sports and turned as female referees and judges in Ireland.
Talking more about her family members, Taylor is blessed with three elder siblings named Lee, Sarah and Peter. Regarding her education and academic achievements, she joined Kilian’s Community School which is located in Bray between 1999 and 2005. All of her three siblings attended the same school. During her education days, she went for boxing and playing association football and also played for Gaelic football and for local GAA clubs like Fergal Ógs and Bray Emmets. She also became the part of a local athletics club named Bray Runners.
She received a number of sports scholarships from several American colleges although she continuously played for St Killian.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 11, Taylor initiated her professional boxing career in 1998. She was coached alongside with her two brothers named Lee and by her father Peter at St Fergal’s Boxing Club. At the age of 15, she officially appeared in the female boxing match at the National Stadium where she successfully defeated Alanna Audley from Belfast.
In 2005, she went for the European Amateur Boxing Championship which was held in Tønsberg, Norway. She made a Gold medal in her name where she defeated Eva Wahlström of Finland in the 60 kg lightweight class’s final. The same year, she went to fight at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Podolsk, Russia. She lost against Kang Kum-Hui in the quarter-finals.
In 2006, she again went for fighting at European Amateur Boxing Championship which was held at Warsaw, Poland. She received her gold medal and also collected the tournament’s Best Boxer award. Further, she became a contestant at the 2006 World Women’s Boxing Championship held in New Delhi, India where Taylor defeated Chalaya and turned as Ireland’s first World Champion.
In 2007, she became the winner of her third successive European Championship title which was held in Denmark. Similarly, she participated in Women’s European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in 2008 and won her first European Union gold medal by defeating Cindy Orain of France. The same year, she fought in AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship at Ningbo, China where she defeated China’s Cheng Dong in the 60 kg weight class in the final match.
Katie Taylor got victory over the three-time Pan-American champion Caroline Barry with a 7–3 win on 21 March 2009 which was organized at The Dublin O2. The same year, she beat the home favorite, Bulgaria’s Denitsa Elisayeva and defended her European Union title. She became successful in claiming her third successive World title on 18 September 2010, in Barbados the 2010 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship. She beat China’s Cheng Dong again in the 60 kg weight class at the final.
During the 2011 Women Boxing Championships, she earned the Gold Medal which was organized at Katowice, Poland. She made another great achievement in her sports career by making her fourth successive World title win at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship on 19 May 2012.
2012 Summer Olympics
For the 2012 Summer Olympics held at London, Taylor was qualified as the women’s boxing was considered for inclusion. She was the talk of the town as people gathered on Bray’s streets to see her succeeding on giant screens stationed. A song entitled “Katie Taylor Ireland’s Boxing Legend” was released by Coddle which successfully reached number 42 in the Irish Charts.
On 6 August, she made her first appearance at the Summer Olympics and made a victory over Great Britain’s Natasha Jonas with a 26-15 win (R1: 5-2. R2: 5-5, R3: 9-4, R4: 7-4). She guaranteed her receiving at least a silver medal by defeating Tajikistan’s Mavzuna Chorieva and securing the place in final with a 17-9 victory (R1: 3-1, R2: 4-2, R3: 6-3, R4: 4-3). On 9 August 2012,
Taylor earned an Olympic gold medal by defeating Russia’s Sofya Ochigava by 10-8 victory (R1: 2-2; R2: 1-2; R3: 4-1; R4: 3-3) in the final. This win made a record in her name becoming the first Olympic female lightweight champion ever.
Taylor competed in AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and grabbed her win on 24 November 2014 to secure her fifth straight lightweight title by defeating Azerbaijan‘s Yana Allekseevna. She received the lightweight title in Azerbaijan by defeating France’s Estelle Mosely on 27 June 2015, at the inaugural European Games.
After defeating Victoria Torres on 24 May 2016, in the quarter-finals at the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, Taylor became qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She lost to Mira Potkonen of Finland on 15 August 2016, at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Katie Taylor is not married yet and is living a life free of husband/ spouse. She has maintained her lips tight when it comes to state her relationship and dating stories. Possibly, the Irish boxer is fully focused on her boxing career and has not allocated her time for love and relationship.
Irish boxer Taylor stands at the height of 5 feet and 5 inches and weighs about 60 kilograms. The Olympic gold medalist is known for her hard work and is blessed with an amazing physique. Her hair is of dark brown color and is blessed with the hazel colored eye. Her broad and heavy jawline, as well as the athletic and ripped body, are her distinctive body features.
Salary and Net worth
Irish Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor has an estimated net worth counted in millions of dollars. She has a successful athletic career which she initiated before stepping into the teenage days. With an impressive track record on Football and boxing, she has proven her versatile sports traits. The entire Irish people are proud of Taylor as she has represented her country in various international platforms. Taylor has amassed more respect and achievements rather than her financial net worth.