Women’s boxing has taken tremendous steps forward over the last few years. Katie Taylor has been a massive part of that success. She has been a part of many milestones, for example, headlining Madison Square Garden. There has been a lot of talk about making rounds three minutes for women instead of two. Taylor explains what she thinks of the idea.
The Iconic Katie Taylor
Taylor is one of the greatest boxers the sport has seen. She has had an impressive pro career after winning a gold medal at the London 2012 games. Taylor, a former undisputed lightweight champion, looks to regain the belts on Saturday. It is safe to say Taylor has accomplished a lot during her career. The Irishwoman will hope to build on her legacy by winning on the weekend.
Taylor On The Rounds
The rounds are two minutes in women’s boxing. It helps produce very entertaining fights. Yet, many people have called for the rounds to be three minutes like a male contest. There are differing opinions on what it should be. Taylor spoke about it when talking to the Associated Press.
“I haven’t got any preference either way,” Taylor told The Associated Press. “The two-minute rounds are a natural fast pace. They say the three-minute rounds will cause more knockouts, but I don’t think that’s true.
“I don’t know if women’s boxing has the strength and depth to have three-minute rounds, I don’t care whether it’s a two- or three-minute round. I spar three-minute rounds all the time. There are pros and cons to both.”
Quotes via Boxing Scene
It is an exciting conversation to have, and people have different opinions.
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