A fight in Ireland has been put on the long finger, but Katie Taylor believes she will get to experience a homecoming like atmosphere in next time she enters the ring.
The Irish sporting legend defends her unified world titles on a bumper bull at the TD Garden in Boston on October 20 and is expecting the Irish to be out in force.
Indeed, the Bray sensation believes Boston and her fight on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders versus Demetrius Andrade may prove a homecoming substitute.
Arguably the greatest female amateur of all time has yet to box in Ireland as a pro. There have been numerous dates rumoured and plans put on hold, with Cork in the Summer of 2019 the latest venue and date to be murmured.
However, for now it’s Boston and while the DAZN and Sky Sports broadcast fight night- on which James Tennyson challenges for a world title and Niall Kennedy and Sean McComb also appear- is a chance for Taylor to get massive American exposure she also see’s it as a chance to soak some Irish love.
“I love this city and it’s going to be like a homecoming fight for me with all the Irish fans living here,” said Taylor.
Cindy Serrano will be in the opposite corner as Taylor puts her two lightweight belts on the line next month- and the WBA and IBF lightweight ruler believes the Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican will play her part in an exciting fight.
“I want to thank Cindy for taking this fight, these are the types of fights that I absolutely relish. It’s going to be a really exciting clash alongside some brilliant fighters on the rest of the bill, I can’t wait.”
Serrano, whose sister Amanda is also keen to fight the Brian Peters managed fighter one day, is ready to challenge Taylor.
“Katie is a tremendous fighter and a hard worker so I know it’s going to be a hard fight, but a great fight. I am a great fighter too and not only can we both fight, we look good doing it – and we’re going to prove that on October.
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