Eddie Hearn says this is just the start for ‘the greatest ever to do it’

It’s a case of a lot done a lot more to do according to Eddie Hearn.

The Matchroom boss still has big plans for Katie Taylor [17(6)-0], the fighter he last night heralded as the greatest female fighter of all time.

Having claimed personal success in the form of undisputed and two weight world champion status – and having inspired a women’s boxing revolution there were some starting to suggest Taylor may be heading toward the exit door, particularly after a grueling fight with Delfine Persoon.

The fighter herself always argued otherwise and on the back of last nights sensational display against Miriam Gutierrez an excited Hearn was predicting more magical Taylor nights.

Taylor’s legacy may already be cemented, but the promoter remains excited about the unique talents future.

“She’s the greatest to ever do it in women’s boxing and we’re just starting out,” said Hearn on Saturday night.

“I believe she’s got four, five, six [years left]; I don’t want to put a number on it because she’ll have a go at me, but so many years to come.

“No one has ever boxed like Katie Taylor in the female code. The movement, the shot selection, the bodywork, the head, and the discipline she applies to her camp work, to her career.

“You know, I don’t want to embarrass her but she’s an absolute role model to every young individual. Male, female, it doesn’t matter: if you dedicate yourself to your dream, you can make it,” he added before paying tribute to Gutierrez.

“Credit to Gutierrez, she was limited in a boxing sense, but when she was under fire she was dangerous and what a chin.

“I think if it was three minute rounds Katie Taylor would have got her out of there tonight.”

The Wembley Arena win opens the door to a potentially massive 2021. The female talent pool has increased over the last 12 months giving Taylor a lot more ‘mega fight’ options.

Promoter, Hearn claims Taylor is open to all comers.

“There is a cross over fight with Cyborg, there is Serrano if she ever wanted that fight, Chantelle Cameron is big fight as well, I think she is going to try and unify firsts, you have the winner of Braekhus vs McCaskill, Tasha Jonas, Terri Harper could move up once she is undisputed.

“There isn’t anyone that Katie Taylor won’t fight, she just wants the fights that excite her.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com