Katie Taylor beat Amanda Serrano via split decision in what was the first fight in history to headline a boxing card at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
The twelve-round thriller was entertaining enough for fans to call for a rematch and, now that both fighters have mandatories out of the way, the time seems to have come.
However, something that fans thought might stand in the way of the fight being made again is the legal issues between Hearn and Paul. The Matchroom promoter recently sued the young American star for making unsubstantiated accusations that his company paid off a boxing judge.
The good news for fans is that Hearn says he takes a fighter-first approach, and he’s assuming Paul will do the same. Boxing Social asked if the ongoing legal proceedings might change that.
“Not really. I don’t think so, I mean, we’re in our own legal battle and we’ll see where that goes, but he represents his fighters. He’s going to want what’s best for his clients. Obviously from my end I have no problem making the fight, and hopefully we can get it done.”
Taylor is fresh off a victory over Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in which he defended her undisputed crown at lightweight. As for Serrano, she fought most recently in September against Sarah Mafoud, the victory adding the IBF featherweight strap to her unified belt collection.
Now, with nothing announced next, the teams are expected to enter negotiations for a homecoming fight in Taylor’s beloved Ireland, with Croke Park in Dublin targeted. If so, it won’t be long until we find out just how accurate Hearn’s prediction of smooth negotiating is.