Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano Croke Park rematch reportedly being planned for October as talks begin for homecoming

TALKS have reportedly begun about staging a Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano rematch in Croke Park in October.

The Irish Independent have reported that plans have begun to stage a historic homecoming fight for Taylor in Dublin.


The Bray native defended her undisputed world title crown on Saturday when she defeated Serrano in a historic bout.

The two superstars became the first women to headline Madison Square Garden as Taylor edged a thrilling bout with a split decision victory.

And work is reportedly underway about bringing both fighters to Dublin for a show they expect could attract 90,000 people to GAA headquarters.

Taylor has not yet fought in Ireland since turning pro in 2016 with the Regency Hotel shooting in 2015 and gangland boss Daniel Kinahan's involvement in boxing obstacles to staging blockbuster fights.

However the folding of promoter MTK Global, co-founded by Kinahan, means the time could be right for a historic Dublin bout.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has said he would love to see Taylor fight in Ireland before she calls time on her career.

Hearn would however need to convince streaming broadcaster DAZN to move the fight away from the United States.

There have also reportedly been talks about broadcasting the fight live in Ireland on RTE.

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Hearn told ESPN this weekend that his first choice for the rematch would be in Croke Park.

He said: "Croke Park in Ireland. She's never fought in Ireland.

"There's been political problems within boxing. We haven't done shows there. There hasn't been a lot of boxing.

"There's a lot of aggravation and hoops to jump through. Every time we fight you see the same comments.

"This is Ireland's greatest ever fighter- maybe their greatest ever sports star. How can she not fight in Ireland?

"You would do 60k in Croke Park. It wold be the most stunning night and she deserves it so much."

Asked if she was interested in another go against Puerto Rican puncher Serrano, Katie said: “Absolutely. We all want to see the best versus the best. A rematch would be absolutely phenomenal.

“If it was in Dublin we could sell out Croke Park I’d say with 90,000 people. That would be unbelievable.

“We seen something special here tonight but imagine fighting in front of 80,000 or 90,000 people in Croke Park. Absolutely that can happen.”

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