Boxing coach Andy Lee believes that Carl Frampton and Katie Taylor may nicely go down in historical past as the best Irish fighters within the sport.
Lee was on the DAZN Boxing Show as he thought-about the alternatives, and he plumped straight for Frampton. The 34-year-old Irishman retired after a defeat to junior light-weight champion Jamel Herring earlier within the 12 months.
“I agree with Carl, how do you beat him, or her?” he requested, earlier than suggesting Taylor was simply as a lot of a expertise.
“And he would not, you most likely must give it to him. However proper now. And I believe it’s going to take rather a lot to be there. Katie Taylor, you understand, no matter gender, Katie Taylor, what she’s finished for the game as a person, when it comes to females and younger women watching my daughter, you understand, is asking about her on a regular basis and a 4 12 months outdated daughter is his mannequin.
“Okay, Taylor, and, you understand, my spouse, so it isn’t simply boxing followers, that supporter, she’s crossed. She’s like an enormous family identify right here in Eire and the remainder of the world and what she’s achieved within the ring. I believe it offers her the rightful place as the best Irish boxer of all time.”
Taylor and Frampton are little question all-time Irish greats, and because the present undisputed girls’s light-weight champion with a title defence set for Sept. 4 in Leeds, Taylor nonetheless has time so as to add extra to her legacy.
Nevertheless different names value contemplating in such a debate would come with Nineteen Nineties super-middleweight champion Steve Collins, the legendary Barry McGuigan, elite old-timey period fighter Jack Dempsey and Irish-born welterweight nice Jimmy McLarnin.
Who can be prime of your checklist?