A rematch between world champion Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano is now being planned for Croke Park in October. That’s according to the independent.ie which reports that Taylor’s manager Brian Peters is back in Ireland working on the project.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is backing the bout at GAA headquarters but getting streaming network DAZN on board would be crucial in making the fight viable.
Taylor beat Serrano in New York on Saturday night to retain the undisputed lightweight championship.
Taylor recovered from a withering assault in the middle rounds to retain her undisputed lightweight crown in a classic bout at a sold-out Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
It was Taylor whose hand was raised in a split decision (97-93, 96-93 and 94-96).
“What a fighter Amanda Serrano is – I think we are both great fighters,” said Taylor.
“Look what we have just done, selling out Madison Square Garden, the biggest venue in boxing history.
“Both of us have broken so many barriers in her careers. It feels great to be in this position really! Amazing fight. What a night!
“I knew exactly how deep I had to dig in this fight. I knew going into it that I was going to be in the trenches at some stage. She’s a phenomenal fighter and a great, great person.
“I was listening to my trainer and I’m so grateful for Ross. Thank you for everything. You’re such a humble guy but you’re the best in the world.”
Serrano threw everything she had at Taylor in the fifth and sixth rounds but the double-Olympic gold medallist once again showcased her warrior heart by regaining her poise and dominating the championship rounds.