Taylor vs Serrano rematch CONFIRMED with McGregor in talks to help sponsor fight
KATIE TAYLOR is set to officially rematch Amanda Serrano in Ireland – with Conor McGregor in talks to sponsor the fight.
Undisputed lightweight queen Taylor watched from ringside in New York as Serrano beat Erika Cruz for all the featherweight belts.
The two faced off in the ring afterwards as their rematch was CONFIRMED for May 20 in Dublin, boxing’s first event in Ireland since 2014.
Hearn had eyed 82,000-seat football stadium Croke Park to host but claimed the fees were three-times what Wembley costs.
So UFC legend Conor McGregor publicly offered to help fund the bout, with talks set to continue.
Hearn is due to speak with McGregor, 34, and the fighter’s manager Audi Attar to discuss sponsorships.
Hearn told iFL TV: “He was asking questions like, ‘How much more is it? How does it work?’
“I told him that we’re likely to go 3Arena and then maybe Croke Park in September, he liked it, he got that, he liked it.
“Wants to see what we can do, he’s gonna get Audi to reach out and see if there’s a sponsorship deal for one of his many brands.
“In an ideal world, everyone would like to do that event at Croke, we understand the reasons why and this hasn’t been about complaining that the government aren’t helping out.
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“But at the end of the day, the running costs as I said are three-times the running costs of Wembley.
“Sometimes you’ve got a deal in place with both fighters for the money required, and it just works out more effectively for everyone to do it at the 3Arena.
“Haven’t given up on it, 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 YouTuber-turned boxer Jake Paul – moved back down to featherweight.
She did so to also become undisputed champ, achieving that feat with a points win over Cruz, 32, on points.
It has set up a rematch between the two women’s boxing stars, both now as four-belt undisputed title holders.
Source: The Sun
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