Post by Dee Williams on Jun 16, 2014 7:23:30 GMT -5
There was talk of Taylor turning pro after she won her first Olympic gold in 2012 but she decided that she valued a second Olympic shot in 2016 more than turning pro at age 26. It's a choice she has to make in order to remain eligible for the Olympics again under the current rules. She will still have time to fight professionally after Rio 2016, when she will have just turned 30. Women's pro boxing is "pro" in name only because hardly anyone makes a living at it, so it does not offer the same incentives to turn pro early as men's boxing. On the other hand, double Olympic gold could be a world first for her and not so "shabby" to many people. It may make "ZERO sense" to Tom De Napoli, but he never had a shot at being a double Olympic champion.