Caoimhin Agyarko has heaped reward on Irish star Katie Taylor and insists that she’s paved the best way for a subsequent era of Irish fighters.
Taylor retained her undisputed light-weight crown with an exciting split decision victory over fellow pound-for-pound nice, Amanda Serrano at Madison Sq. Backyard in April, with the pair doubtlessly in line for a rematch later this yr.
Agyarko, who was born in London however moved to Belfast at seven-years-old, has revealed that the Bray native has been an inspiration of his and has backed the 35-year-old to win a rematch.
“What a fighter, what an individual, what an athlete, one in every of my heroes,” Agyarko told proboxing-fans.com.
“Katie Taylor has paved the best way for therefore many Irish fighters.
“What she’s completed on this sport of boxing, she might retire proper now and he or she goes down in historical past as one of many best athletes of all-time not to mention one of many best boxers of all-time.
“[I’m] so, so comfortable for her in her final win. What a struggle. What a efficiency from each ladies.
“To exit [at] Madison Sq. Backyard, a historic evening and placed on a efficiency like that, it was unbelievable from each of them.”
“I might like to see Katie, not retire however possibly have a neater struggle, a exit struggle, Croke Park get me on the undercard, co-main [event]!
“But when [it’s] Serrano once more, what a struggle it’ll be. They make historical past and it’ll be an unbelievable struggle but once more and I might again Katie to win that struggle.”
The 25-year-old, who trains on the Ibox Fitness center and is promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, is undefeated in his first 11 skilled contests, securing a unanimous resolution win over Juan Carlos Rubio in his final outing in March.
‘Black Thunder’ has confirmed that he’ll return in July, on a present to be introduced and can transfer all the way down to tremendous welterweight having campaigned at middleweight throughout his profession.
“I can’t affirm any date simply but, however it will likely be July.
“Like Eddie [Hearn] simply mentioned, he’s engaged on one thing for me, so hopefully it will get confirmed subsequent week.”
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