Gold medal Olympian Katie Taylor will stay as an amateur to defend her title in Rio in 2016

Katie Taylor wins gold

Gold medal hero Katie Taylor has dropped her biggest hint yet that she wants to stay amateur and defend her title at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

After receiving five offers to turn pro, Taylor said, “I’d love to stay amateur and go for Rio in four years. The only thing I haven’t done in amateur boxing is defend my Olympic title and that’s a major ambition.

“But at the same time, I have been offered a few nice pro contracts. What is crucial for me is getting my future secured. I’m not sure what deal with the IABA is going to be made yet. I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about it.

“But put it this way, if I get the right contract then I can’t think of anything better than boxing for your country and bringing medals back home.

“Straight up, I’d love to bring back another gold from Rio in 2016.”