Olympic champion Kellie Harrington has said she will await offers to turn professional before considering her future.

The Dubliner returned home to a unique welcome in the capital on Wednesday afternoon

She will travel through Dublin's north inner city on an open-top bus and will then make her way to Portland Row where she grew up.

As thoughts turn to the future, Harrington is not in too much of a rush to decide on what path she will take.

Fellow gold medal winner Katie Taylor opted to stay an amateur for four more years after winning gold in London in 2012, before turning professional and going on to enjoy a lucrative career where she has become a two-weight champion, including the undisputed lightweight crown.

At 31, Harrington knows that the clock is ticking if she wants to turn pro, with the paid ranks a much more appealing landscape now thanks to Taylor's exploits.

Speaking at the homecoming event this afternoon, Harrington told reporters that she will evaluate any offers, including one to stay on the amateur circuit and compete again in the Olympics in Paris in 2024.

Harrington said: "What is next? I don't know what's next. I'll just take it day by day. I'll have to speak to Bernard and my club coaches. I'm not done yet. I know I'm going grey and all but I still have a few years left in me.

"I'm thinking Paris, I'm thinking pro. I'm at the age now where you see what offer you get [and which is the more appealing]. We'll see what offers come my way. I'll do what is best for me."

An all-Irish gold medallist clash with Taylor could develop in the pro game but Harrington was quick to dismiss the notion today.

"I knew this was going to be the question and to me that is a question that shouldn't be asked. This is about my time, this is about me winning an Olympic medal.

"I'm going to stick to that. She is doing her thing. I'm doing my thing."