Katie Taylor knows complacency is a huge threat – but promises the best is yet to come

KATIE TAYLOR knows complacency is the biggest threat to her incredible boxing career.

Ireland’s Olympic and two-weight world champion defends her lightweight belts against unknown contender Miriam Gutierrez at Wembley Arena.

Taylor’s last three fights have been two sensational battles with long-reigning champion Delfine Persoon, either side of a leap up to grab a super-lightweight title too.

But 34-year-old Taylor knows she cannot take her eye off the ball against Spain’s Gutierrez, 37, who has nothing to lose.

The County Wicklow icon said: “I never get sick of looking at all the belts — it’s something I’ve worked extremely hard for.

“The journey has definitely been more exciting than I could have expected. One punch can change a fight in professional boxing.

“She is an unbeaten fighter and better than people expect.

“Hopefully I will do a bit of everything — outbox her and outfight her.

“There are no easy fights at this stage. This is a huge opportunity for her.

“Complacency is very, very dangerous. I’m ready for whatever comes my way. People haven’t seen the best of me.”

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