Ireland's gold medal hero Kellie Harrington has turned down offers to turn professional in favour of remaining an amateur boxer.

The Dubliner won lightweight gold in Tokyo this summer and was widely tipped to turn professional, with some talking up the prospect of a showdown with Katie Taylor in the paid ranks.

However Harrington told Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ's Late Late Show that she would not be turning professional, with the Paris Games just three years away.

"I've made the decision, I'm going to stay amateur," said Harrington. "It's not always about money."

Her personality and national profile would have made Harrington a marketable prospect and she would have been subject to some interesting offers, but she was not swayed.

"That's what people are saying - 'You can make a fortune out of this, you can go for that fight, you can go for this fight' and what have you. I just want to be amateur," she said.

"I'm very happy. I'm supported by Team Ireland and I have a great team with the set-up.

"Less stress, more success"