Molly McCann isn’t the only female in her family that is making a mark in the combat sports world.
According to “Meatball,” she recently traced her family tree and discovered that she shares a grandfather with Irish Olympic gold-medalist and unified lightweight world champion, Katie Taylor.
“I’ve got family in Ireland, in Bray actually,” she said, recognizing an Irish accent. “You won’t believe this, but I’m actually related to Katie Taylor.
“We traced our family tree and it turns out that my granddad is her granddad. One day it will all come out and hopefully we will be able to meet, but I don’t want to seem like I’m trying to jump in while she’s riding the crest of a wave. She’s done a lot of hard work to get to where she.”
McCann claims that she began boxing after being inspired by Taylor’s ability to sell out shows in Ireland during her amateur career.
“The craziest thing is, I got into boxing because I love Katie Taylor,” McCann said. “I remember that she sold out an arena in Dublin and she headlined it and I thought, ‘I want to be like her.’
“She’s not doing it for any other reason but to compete. She doesn’t care about money or fame or anything else that comes along with it. I really admire her, I think she’s great.”