Signing Katie Taylor ‘one of the best things I have ever done’ says Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn has never hidden his love for Katie Taylor.

The Matchroom boss has waxed lyrical with regard to the Irish sensations talent and approach since he signed her 4 years ago.

Indeed, the Essex Promoter has previously labelled the undisputed lightweight world champion as his favourite ever fighter.

Speaking previously Hearn said: She will always be my favourite.

“We’ve got some amazing fighters on both sides of the pond but you can’t help but admire someone with that much dedication and passion for what they do. It’s absolutely everything to her. Everything!”

After Taylor retained her WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight titles at Matchroom Headquarters this weekend Hearn took time to reflect on his Taylor link up again.

This time he surmised signing the London 2012 Olympic gold medal winner was one of the best moves he has made.

Taylor reached out to Hearn online over four years ago revealing she had pro ambitions.

The pair teamed up and have since worked together to play a leading role in the emergence of women’s boxing.

Under the Matchroom banner Taylor has become Ireland’s first undisputed world champion of the four belt era, joined Steve Collins and Carl Frampton as an Irish two weight world champ, became the first female fighter to top Sky Sports bill and more.

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