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Amanda Serrano would LOVE to rematch Katie Taylor in Croke Park

Amanda Serrano 42(30)-2(0)-1] says she would LOVE to rematch Katie Taylor [21(6)-0] in Croke Park.

The New York based Puerto Rican, who was defeated by the undisputed lightweight world champion in the greatest woman’s fight of all time at Madison Square Garden in March, makes her UK debut this Saturday night.

‘The Real Deal’ fights for the first time since that reverse when she takes on Sarah Mahfoud on the undercard of Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker’s heavyweight clash in Manchester.

Many had hoped the seven-weight world champion would be appearing in Dublin rather than Britain next, with talk of a Croke Park rematch exciting Irish fight fans across last spring and early summer.

However, hopes of a massive Taylor homecoming dwindled when Serrano revealed she was moving down in an attempt to become an undisputed featherweight champion.

29 April 2022; Katie Taylor, left, and Amanda Serrano during the weigh-in, at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, ahead of their undisputed lightweight championship fight, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Calls from her manager Jake Paul to have any rematch at a catchweight have prompted Irish fight fans to roll their eyes further and all up but give up on what would be a historic Dublin fight night.

However, Irish-boxing.com understands, Team Taylor are still hopeful something can be done for spring or summer next year – and the nine-time world champ ensured there is reason to dream again when she told Boxing Ticket’s NI she was Ireland keen.

Serrano said she would ‘love’ to fight at GAA Headquarters and that a bout in the stadium would be ‘amazing’ for both her and Ireland’s greatest ever sports star.

“That would be an amazing venue for both of us,” she said.

“I hope I gained a lot of Irish fans after the [first] fight, a lot of people from Ireland came up to me and told me they are fans of mine. It would be an amazing night for both of us. I would love to fight over there.”

If the rematch is made and Serrano does come to Ireland, the power puncher says she will be coming with the intention of knocking out the home favourite.

“You don’t lose you learn and I learnt what needs to be done for the next one. I need to go out there and make sure I don’t leave it to the judges. After my first fight I went and won 10 fights by KO and that’s what needs to be done.”


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