Boxer Katie on ‘low point in life’ after father fallout
KATIE Taylor has said the breakdown in her relationship with her father Pete was a “low point in her life”.
The Bray boxer, who was trained by her dad until 2016, said the break-up affected her performances that year, including at the Rio Olympics.
The world champion added: “It was obviously a difficult transition stepping away from my dad.
“I am glad that was documented. That was a low point in my life.
“When you are looking at social media, people only document the highs. Life is full of mountain tops and valleys.”
She revealed it was “a tough time for the whole family”.
The 32-year-old said: “It was tough to go into those competitions. I went through a lot of emotions in those times.
“I don’t know if that’s the reason I lost. But I was going through a hard time in those months.”
Later this month, Katie, a film based on the boxer’s life, will be released and she admits she hasn’t watched it as she “knows what happens”.
The current IBF and WBA lightweight world champion defends her titles against Cindy Serrano in Boston next week.
She is favourite to overcome the Puerto Rican.