Irish world boxing champion Katie Taylor shares football video as she self isolates

Katie Taylor playing football

Irish boxing star Katie Taylor posted a video to Instagram to show she is keeping active as she self isolates during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Olympic gold medal winner and professional unified world champion showed she has plenty of skills in another sport too.

The Bray fighter also urged her followers to stay safe as the situation is escalating by the day.

Katie Taylor playing football

To keep herself entertained, Taylor spent some time practicing her keepie uppies in her garage gym, with her speedbag and Irish tricolour in the background.

She posted the video performing an impressive amount of keepie uppies as she kept the ball under tight control, she hardly moved across the room at all.

Taylor added the following message to her fans: “Entertaining myself during this lockdown! Stay safe and healthy.”

Her followers were impressed with the video and posted their approval.

One said: “Is there anything you CANNOT do champ?”

Another added: “Brilliant… how many did ya get?”

The answer to that question was over thirty, but the video stopped before Taylor had let the ball bounce once.

Another fan said: “Is there any end to your talent?! Haha this is better than most of the pro footballers attempts.”

The best praise of all came from Arsenal and Ireland pro footballer Louise Quinn, who complimented Taylor’s versatility.

Quinn said: “Very good use of both left and right foot.”

Taylor is due to fight Puerto Rican legend Amanda Serrano in what would be the one of the biggest fights in women’s boxing history.

Unfortunately, it looks as though the fight will be postponed and Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn is keen to reschedule this and many other fights he has in the pipeline rather than have the matches take place behind closed doors.

Hearn said: “These are guys that have to peak at the right moment.

“They’re putting themselves through a process that many couldn’t and wouldn’t.

“To do that sometimes you need the energy of the arena, the energy of the fans to get you up for that moment.

“If we have to proceed eventually in time behind closed doors, it is something we’d look at.

Take a look at the video below.

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Entertaining myself during this lockdown! Stay safe and healthy.

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