Katie Taylor inspiration to young Derry boxers

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has hailed Irish boxer Katie Taylor after she successfully defended her WBA world lightweight title with a unanimous points victory over American Jessica McCaskill.

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Sandra Duffy who is also the secretary of St Joseph’s ABC based in the Galliagh area of the city said

 “This is a great  achievement by Katie.

Katie is an inspiration to many young boxers in Derry and across Ireland, she has encouraged many girls to join the world or boxing.

Boxing is a big sport in this city and many people work away behind the scenes to provide a positive outlet for our young people.

During the year of City of Culture the then Culture Minister Minister Carál Ní Chuilín gave a £1million injection of funds for boxing in the then Derry City Council Area as part of the legacy from the yearlong celebration .

So once again well done Katie and hopefully it will attract more young people into the sport locally.