Katie Taylor and her father Peter Taylor on how they had to work around opposition to women's boxing by pretending she was a boy.
- Title Katie and Peter Taylor
- 1st Broadcast 11/07/2010
- ContributorMiriam O'Callaghan (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:09
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Miriam Meets
- Clip title "Katie Had Every Right to Box"
- Extended description
London 2012 was the first time women competed inside the boxing ring at the Olympic Games. Irish boxer Katie Taylor won the gold female lightweight medal. The 26-year-old from Bray, Co. Wicklow, had already won four world boxing titles in a row. As a child, she and her family had learned to work around the difficulties facing female boxers.
In this clip from 'Miriam Meets', Katie's father and trainer Peter Taylor tells Miriam O'Callaghan how they used to have to pretend Katie was a boy to get her into the competitions she needed to progress. He describes the opposition to women's boxing at the time, but that "Katie had every right to box". Katie Taylor says that it was the support of her family that kept her going and that if it wasn't for her father, "women's boxing wouldn't be around in Ireland".
'Miriam Meets' is an RTÉ Radio 1 programme presented by Miriam O'Callaghan. Each show focuses on two guests who are related or who have played a significant role in each other's lives. It was first broadcast on 11 July 2009 as a summer filler. It was then given a permanent slot and is currently on a break.
'Miriam Meets' Katie and Peter Taylor was broadcast on 11 July 2010.
The accompanying image shows Peter and Katie Taylor on 'The Late Late Show' on 8 December 2008.
- Local keywords Women's boxing, Olympic Games, Katie Taylor, Peter Taylor
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 2010
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier RCD110710 Disc3
- IPR restrictions Rights Reserved - Free Access
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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