Katie Taylor’s May rematch with Amanda Serrano CONFIRMED with Conor McGregor in talks to bring fight to Croke Park
KATIE TAYLOR will officially fight Amanda Serrano again in Ireland – with Conor McGregor in talks to sponsor the fight.
Undisputed lightweight queen Taylor watched from the New York ring as Serrano beat Erika Cruz for all featherweight belts.
The two then faced each other in the ring when their rematch was CONFIRMED for May 20 in Dublin, the first boxing event in Ireland since 2014.
Hearn had eyed the 82,000-seat Croke Park football stadium as the host, but claimed the fees were three times the cost of Wembley.
So, UFC legend Conor McGregor publicly offered to fund the fight and talks are set to continue.
Hearn will speak with McGregor, 34, and the fighter’s manager Audi Attar to discuss sponsorship.
Hearn told iFL TV, “He asked questions like, ‘How much more is it? How does it work?’
“I told him we’ll probably go to the 3Arena in September and then maybe Croke Park, he liked it, he understood that, he liked it.
“Want to see what we can do, he’s going to get Audi to come forward and see if there’s a sponsorship deal for one of his many brands.
“In an ideal world everyone would love to do this event in Croke, we understand the reasons for that and it wasn’t about complaining about the government not helping.
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“But at the end of the day, as I said, the running costs are three times the running costs of Wembley.
“Sometimes you have a deal with both fighters for the money required and it just works more effectively for everyone to do it in the 3Arena.
“Haven’t given up yet, but very likely.”
Taylor, 36, beat Serrano, 34, in a thriller at New York’s Madison Square Garden to unify all four lightweight belts.
So Serrano — promoted and managed by Jake Paul-turned-boxer-youtuber — transitioned back to featherweight.
She did so to become the undisputed champion as well, and achieved that feat with a points win over Cruz, 32, on points.
It has set a rematch between the two women’s boxing stars, both of whom are now undisputed four-belt champions.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7312331/katie-taylor-rematch-amanda-serrano-conor-mcgregor-fight/ Katie Taylor’s May rematch with Amanda Serrano CONFIRMED with Conor McGregor in talks to bring fight to Croke Park