Katie Taylor meets Republic of Eire nationwide soccer workforce – FIGHTMAG

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Undisputed Light-weight World Champion Katie Taylor is hoping to finish a memorable sporting double for Eire on Saturday night when she defends her crowns towards Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez at The SSE Area, Wembley, stay on Sky Sports activities and DAZN.

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48 hours earlier throughout the highway at Wembley Stadium, the Republic of Eire nationwide soccer workforce will play England in an Worldwide pleasant, hoping to beat the Three Lions for the primary time since 1988.

Bray star Taylor met her compatriots at a protected distance on the Hilton London Wembley, the place they’re staying on separate flooring in their very own ‘bubbles’ to adjust to Authorities and British Boxing Board of Management guidelines across the Coronavirus.

Squad members together with Captain Seamus Coleman, Darren Randolph, Shane Duffy, Jeff Hendrick and James McClean posed with Katie’s belts, that have been sanitised earlier than and after, earlier than presenting her along with her very personal Umbro away Jersey with ‘Katie 10’ printed on the again.

“It’s nice to see the lads in the identical resort and have a fast ‘socially distanced’ chat and need one another luck from our respective bubbles,” mentioned Taylor. “I’ve at all times had nice assist from the workforce over time and cherished my very own days enjoying within the inexperienced jersey.

“Soccer has given the nation a few of our biggest sporting moments over time and hopefully the lads can kick off an Irish double at Wembley on Thursday night time. It’s a disgrace after all that we will’t have followers proper now at sporting occasions through the pandemic however I do know that regardless individuals will probably be at residence cheering us on and I do know that assist means quite a bit to all of us.”

Eire captain Seamus Coleman mentioned: “Katie’s an inspiration to the entire of Eire, I’m trying ahead to watching the struggle. We want her properly this Saturday.”

Taylor vs. Gutierrez tops an historic night time of World Title motion within the Capital, Denaby’s Terri Harper (10-0-1, 5 KOs) defends her WBC and IBO Tremendous-Featherweight Titles towards Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs), Rachel Ball (6-1) faces Jorgelina Guanini (9-1-2, 1 KO) for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World Title, big-punching John Docherty (9-0, 7 KOs) steps up towards ‘Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver’ Jack Cullen (18-2-1, 9 KOs), Liverpool Mild-Heavyweight Thomas Whittaker-Hart (4-0, 2 KOs) seems to go 5-0 towards Bradford’s Jermaine Springer (7-1, 1 KO) and Glasgow Bantamweight expertise Kash Farooq (13-1, 6 KOs) makes his Matchroom debut towards Angel Aviles (20-5-1, 6 KOs).

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