On Sunday night me and my mum and my sister went up to see the Katie Taylor fight in Ballywaltrim Community Centre in Bray for her homecoming. It was the first time that we had all been to a boxing match and it was a fabulous night out.
Before Katie’s fight we seen other boxing matches and standout boxers were K Nevin, C Percy, E Cleary, S Sommers and P Cawley but everyone was brilliant.
Then came the main event: Katie Taylor versus Finland’s Mira Potkonen. I seen Katie before after she came home from the Olympics down at the seafront but I didn’t see her as clearly until Sunday. That day I also briefly got on the bus she arrived home in briefly. That was a thrill! The kind-hearted girl signed an autograph for my mum on Sunday. It was great to see her. She is a World and Olympic champion and has did Ireland and Women all around the world proud. I still remember watching her win the gold medal at the Olympics with my mum and sister on a TV in casino Fun Palace in Bray. It was a proud, wonderful, inspirational day.
The two boxers were amazing and put up a great battle but in the end Katie who had also won her fight in the Mansion House in Dublin the night before also won her boxing fight for her homecoming. Well done Katie!
It was a great night and the three of us enjoyed it. All the staff up there were lovely too.