Plans to re-run Katie Taylor versus Amanda Serrano in Corke Park this October are already in motion.
GAA headquarters and massive Taylor homecoming were mentioned by more than one interested party after Saturday’s epic event.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn said he would love to bring the Irish Icon to Dublin, Taylor was as ever keen, the undisputed lightweight champion’s team want it and Jake Paul of Team Serrano was more than open to the idea.
It’s nothing fight fans haven’t heard before, with a Taylor homecoming being discussed at different stages since 2016.
However, it now seems Taylor Dublin talk is real. There was a deliberate attempt to push it post Taylor’s historic victory in New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday – and reporting for the Independent on Tuesday Sean McGoldrick, who was in New York for fight week, revealed Croke Park and October are the front runners for the repeat.
According to the report Taylor’s manager Brian Peters has already got the ball rolling with regard to what would be a historic and deserved occasion for the greatest ever Irish sportsperson.
Eddie Hearn is said to onboard and ready to back the play- and interestingly enough there are plans to try to get RTE to broadcast the fight night.
Irish-boxing.com were initially led to believe Madison Square Garden was the option 1 with regard to the rematch. An event in Ireland would mean DAZN wouldn’t be broadcasting at peak time in the US and that seemed a stumbling block.
However, it appears it’s the first hurdle to be successfully jumped and plan Croke Park is underway.
Speaking with regard to fighting at home Taylor said: “A rematch would be absolutely phenomenal. If it was in Dublin, we could sell out Croke Park. We’ve seen something special here tonight, but imagine fighting in front of 80,000 or 90,000 people at Croke Park. Absolutely that can happen.”
Speaking after things died down Matchroom boss Hearn was a little more cautiousd but still keen.
“She’s never fought in Ireland. There’s been some political problems within boxing, we haven’t done shows there, there hasn’t been a lot of boxing, there’s a lot of aggravation and hoops to jump through.
“She’s doing so well in England and the US that we just kept on going, but every time we fight, you see the same comments. This is Ireland’s greatest ever fighter, maybe their greatest ever sports star. How can she not fight in Ireland? She deserves it so much.”