It appears as if Katie Taylor [21(6)-0] will face one of her four mandatory challengers in London next month.
The Irish Icon will put her four titles on the line at the 10,000-capacity Wembley Arena, the venue she made her debut, on October 29.
The Bray native will top a Matchroom DAZN broadcast bill that Caoimhin Agyarko is said to populate against a yet-to-be-confirmed opponent.
MMA names Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm have been mentioned as possible opponents in recent months , but Cyborg makes her boxing debut in three weeks’ time ruling her out, while ‘Preacher Daughter’ chatter has lessened.
Jessica McCaskill and Chantelle Cameron, two names also linked to the groundbreaking star are otherwise engaged, fighting each other in November ruling them out, while Serrano fights on the same card as Anthony Cacace next week.
WBA super featherweight world champion Hyun Mi Choi has also been name-dropped recently but Hearn has suggested the next defence will be a mandatory one.
Speaking with MMA Fighting on SNB the promoter said: “She has a number of mandatories to take care of, we’re also going to keep a keen eye on Cris Cyborg who I believe has got her boxing debut coming up. She won’t be fighting her on October 29th but that could be one for maybe the end of the year.”
Two former Taylor foes hold mandatory positions across two of the governing bodies and would make for narrative packed fights.
The #1 ranked contender with the WBC is Russian southpaw Sofya Ochigava [6(2)-0] the fighter Taylor beat in the London 2012 Olympic final.
France’s Estelle Yoka-Mossely [10(1)-0] is the IBF #1 and is next in line as a result. Like Ochigava, Mossely boxed Taylor four times as amateur and like the Russian won one of those four clashes.
Indeed, Mossely knocked the Irish fighter out of Rio 2016 before going on to win gold.Maira Moneo [10(2)-1] is WBA mandatory and the WBO has no public female rankings.