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Hearn Disappointed At Sky Ignoring Taylor-Serrano Fight

Eddie Hearn has expressed his disappointment at Sky’s lack of coverage for Saturday’s fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano 

DAZN became the new home for Matchroom Boxing in June 2021 when a five-year deal was agreed ending Hearn’s association with Sky.

Taylor made her professional debut on Sky in November 2016 going on to win her first world title in the seventh fight of her career. The Irish legend’s victory over Tasha Jonas last May was her final bout on Sky. On Saturday night at Madison Square Garden the 35-year-old will defend her undisputed lightweight crown against Amanda Serrano live on DAZN. And while the world’s media has descended on The Big Apple Hearn is aware of Sky’s absence.

“I don’t wanna start saying something I might regret but since we made the move, they’ve just chose to ignore the fact that the biggest promotional company in the world exists in boxing and I get that because it’s a business, but this is something very different,” he said when speaking to Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal. 

“This is women’s sport; this is a historic moment not just in boxing but in sport. Katie Taylor boxed on the Sky platform for a long, long time and they choose really to pretend it doesn’t exist. BBC are here, ITV are here, Bloomberg are here, CNN are here. 

“Funnily enough when we were on Sky, I used to get the hump that they would promote all boxing, but it was like we’re a news outlet we have to be impartial. Where’s the impartiality now? But I understand as well, there’s a rivalry and that’s good for boxing in itself but very disappointed that they haven’t given this any coverage because every other news outlet have.

“This is something I would expect them to cover especially with their investment across women’s sport.”

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