Pete Taylor says he won't be returning to coach his daughter Katie

Katie's father previously announced he was taking a break from boxing management

Pete Taylor says he won't be returning to coach his daughter Katie

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Former boxing coach Pete Taylor says he won't be returning to his daughter Katie's corner, according to reports.

Katie Taylor suffered a shock defeat at the Rio Olympics which ultimately robbed her of a chance to defend the gold medal she won at the London Games.

Taylor went into the Olympics on the back of a succession of defeats at major tournaments, including a first world championship bout defeat since 2005 in June.

Her father Pete previously announced he was taking a break from his role as Katie's coach last November, following a successful 10-year association in competitive boxing which delivered a gold medal in London.

However, he has since confirmed that he has no immediate plans to resume working in international boxing, and won't return to coaching his daughter.

Speaking to The Sun, Pete Taylor said:

"I'm not interested in international boxing anymore. Obviously I'm not saying I'm not interested in Katie. Obviously I'm interested in Katie. But as far as travelling and doing the things that you have to do. I'm not interested anymore."

He added:

"I’ll always be Katie’s biggest fan. She is the most talented female boxer in the world. I maybe underappreciated her as well, what she achieved. I don’t think we’ll ever win five world titles and six Europeans ever again. If you ever wanted a role model for how to train and dedication, Katie was that. Her discipline and training, the effort she put into training."

"For me now it’s gone. I’m moving on now. It’s water under the bridge. We had good success in London but it was never going to be good enough for Rio. You have got to move on."