MMA Star Wants Katie Taylor Fight As Serrano Drops Out

Any possibility of a rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano has gone for the time being.

The Puerto Rican proved she was the ‘Real Deal’ and pushed the Irish superstar all the way during their thriller at Madison Square Garden six weeks ago. Taylor retained her undisputed lightweight crown but having been pushed all the way to win a split decision there is enough justification to warrant a rematch.

“Whether they don’t think they can win the fight or whether they just want to get some confidence or d I dunno… but they don’t want the rematch right now,” Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.

Quoting Serrano’s team he said, ‘We don’t want to do that fight in front of 80,000 at Croke Park in Ireland’.

“We reached out to their team, and it was like ‘there’s no (financial) number’. There wasn’t even [a] ‘let’s negotiate, let’s make an offer’. It’s like ‘look. we don’t want to do that rematch right now ‘. ”

“It was surprising,” Hearn said. “I thought Amanda felt like she won the fight, and she could beat Katie Taylor and obviously they’d be turning down a huge amount of money, but they don’t want to entertain the discussions.”

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