IRELAND'S Katie Taylor has claimed that she has no plans to walk away from boxing anytime soon ahead of her latest fight with Argentina's Karen Elizabeth Carabajal tonight.
Taylor is 37 and has bested every foe that's comes before her, and many people think she will hang up her gloves sooner rather than later because she has nothing left to prove.
It seems that a historic home fight in Croke Park in Dublin is one of biggest goals for the Bray native, however she has other fish to fry in Wembley this weekend when she puts on her gloves again for the first time since April
The undisputed lightweight champion knows that time will catch her eventually, but for now she believes that there is plenty of gas in the tank before that speculation becomes anything of real substance.
"You definitely can't go on forever. I feel very, very good right now, very fresh. Looking at the whole of boxing right now - Terence Crawford … Oleksandr Usyk … Vasiliy Lomachenko - these guys are all of a similar age, so I don't understand why everyone keeps asking me about retirement, but I feel good."
🗣️ Katie Taylor on retirement questions:
"I feel like everyone's waiting for me to retire... I'm not too sure why everyone's talking about retirement right now... me, myself, I feel fresh and not even thinking about retirement"#Boxing [On @MMAFighting] pic.twitter.com/rNeiHeEq6O
— Boxing Waffle🥊🧇 (@BoxingWaffle) October 27, 2022
Taylor has been backed to make light work of her Argentine foe Carabajal tomorrow night, it's what's to come after that has fight fans wondering what comes next.
A rematch against Amanda Serrano could be on the cards or a crossover bout with MMA stars Cris Cyborg or Holly Holm could be a possibility. The Irish fighter is ready for whatever comes her way next.
Taylor added: "There is no shortage of big fights out there – it doesn’t have to be Amanda Serrano. There are a lot of big fights for me out there."
On the possibility of fighting in Vegas, she added: "I would love to fight in Vegas – it was another mega of boxing. All the big fighters have fought there so that would be an amazing to take off my bucket list."
The 10-round fight will begin around 10pm tonight depending on how long the undercard takes.