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Katie Taylor - Documentary To Lift Lid on Split With Her Dad

By Terence Dooley

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (10-0, 5 KOs) is riding high as a professional after annexing the WBA and IBF World Female lightweight titles yet the 2012 Olympic gold medallist is set to reveal the depth of the personal heartache that she felt after learning that her father and former coach, Pete, had been having an affair with a younger woman. 

Pete Taylor left his wife after striking up a relationship with Karen Brown, now 30, in a move that left Taylor and the rest of the family devastated.

A documentary following her early professional development will be released later this year and it will lift the lid on the events surrounding her estrangement from her father, a move that left her bereft when the time came to go back to the gym without him.

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According to Lauren Kelly of The Sun, Taylor revealed that: “The first time I had to go training without him, I was driving in by myself and the tears were rolling down my face.  I just felt like every time I was stepping into the ring without my dad at that time, I was missing an arm.”

The father-daughter training team was ripped apart just months before what was a torrid 2016 Games for the female boxer, who was knocked out in her first fight and decided to rebuild as a professional after teaming up with promoter Eddie Hearn.  Her brother, Peter, told the documentary team that their father’s decision had an impact on both their family life and Taylor’s form ahead of a crucial period in her amateur career.  

“Only a few months out from the Olympics we learned that my dad had an affair on my mum,” he said.  “Of course to Katie this is the most heart breaking news.  To all of us in the family this was really heart breaking.”

Katie Taylor: The Comeback is directed by Ross Whitaker, who told joe.ie that: “It’s been a privilege to follow so closely the remarkable and fascinating quest that Katie has taken on and it’s priceless to be able to bring the audience so close to Katie.  Katie might be shy and private, but she has that presence that draws the camera and the audience to her.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Randall Cunning on 08-16-2018

Think it goes over peoples heads shes one of the most famous sports people in Ireland, things happen with her and its front page national news.

Comment by pittapatta66 on 08-16-2018

Sloot should remain loyal to the man who raised her, but nope! If this was a muslim country bytch would be beaten and deserve it too. She should backpay her father for all the years he wasted raising her to…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 08-16-2018

Females indulge their Hypergamy every second of the day, but when a guy does what he's naturally meant to do and that's be attracted to younger women - it's a problem. Fk Katie and Fk Feminism and Gynocentricism

Comment by alexguiness on 08-16-2018

[QUOTE=The D3vil;19023585]Jeez, how many idiots can we have in this damned forum:pat:[/QUOTE] Just one triggered beta it would appear...

Comment by The D3vil on 08-15-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;19021851]Get in there and cook me a steak. Nobody gives a rat’s ass about some chick boxing.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=FlatLine;19021898]Man's natural drive is to procreate with as many women as possible so affairs are hardly surprising, they're part of the natural order…

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