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Katie Taylor Rightly Slams BBC Pundits After Comments About Her Boxing

By Darragh Berry

December 22, 2017 at 5:21pm


Criticism is a big part of sport and Katie Taylor has had her fair share of critics over the years.

More often than not, her performance (and her medals) are enough to shake off any naysayers though.

Taylor's last fight was last week against Jessica McCaskill where she came out on top but BBC boxing pundits, Steve Bunce and Mike Costello, found fault in her 'boxing brain'.

Costello said on BBC Radio 5 Live that: “There were times in the fight when she was just launching single shots, single jabs, single right hands.

“She could not miss, it was so easy – and I use that word – it was easy, it was embarrassingly one-sided.

“But that wasn’t enough for her, she wanted to get involved. I thought it showed, actually, a lack of a boxing brain.

“Maybe she’s hasn’t had to do a lot of thinking. She was so untouchable for all of those years."

“What was that sequence? 100 and something, through Olympics and three or four Worlds and Europeans. She was untouchable before the three defeats last year.”

If they though that the Irish boxer was going to take these comments lying down, they had another thing coming...

When Irish Boxing asked their followers if the BBC pundits had a point, Katie was one of the first people in to have her say.

"No they don't. I would've thought that people making those comments would have some knowledge. The reason I won the fight well is cos I used my boxing brain and outsmarted my opponent. If people who particularly are involved in boxing can't see that, they are absolutely clueless."

That's the stuff, Katie.

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