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New date for Katie Taylor versus Amanda Serrano mega fight

If officially announced tomorrow the massive Katie Taylor [15(6)-0] versus Amanda Serrano [38(28)-1(0)-1] world title fight will be confirmed for August 22, according to reports.

The mega bout, which returned to the on and off of stage over the weekend, should be confirmed when Matchroom reveal the full Fight Camp line up tomorrow.

The date associated with the proposed clash of late has been August 15, the third Saturday in August continually reported as the proposed night for the clash.

That link may have come from the fact Eddie Hearn had suggested four Fight Camp cards would play out on consecutive Saturdays would kick off on July 25 .

With Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin – the fight Hearn confirmed Taylor vs Serrano would play chief support to- always going to be the last of the Sky Sports broadcast and DAZN streamed shows August 15 was always the logical guess.

However, according to the informed Mike Coppinger the heavyweight clash is scheduled for August 22, which means if, as now expected, Taylor and Serrano will be confirmed tomorrow it will happen at a later date.

The venue remains the same, Matchroom headquarters, so it’s still a behind closed doors event.

Moving fights, that were first made for May 2 and then rescheduled for July 4, back seven days, suggest Matchroom either want more lead in time to sell the pay per view card or will go with five cards.

A five card run would increase the chances of more Irish involvement.

Hearn has already confirmed James Tennyson will appear on the series, ‘The Assassin’ will fight Gavin Gywnne for the British title on the July25 opener.

Jason Quigley is the only other nailed on Irish name set to appear. Again there won’t be official conformation until tomorrow, but the Donegal fighter should fight Jack Cullen on the same card as Taylor Serrano.

Tommy McCarthy could benefit from his and Mark Dunlop’s relationship with Matchroom, as could Paul Hyland Jr – and earlier this month there was talk that MTK made Sean McComb and Gary Cully available for selection, while Paddy Gallagher was said to be in contention to fight Conor Benn.

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 sports for a living for over 20 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