The $2m offer from Jake Paul to Katie Taylor to fight Amanda Serrano at featherweight has been kicked out by Eddie Hearn.
The 36-year-old made her professional debut in 2016 and has never boxed below 132lbs.
Taylor’s promoter was a guest during a recent episode of The DAZN Boxing Show and says the idea of the Irish superstar dropping down two weight divisions is a non-starter.
“It’s just another example of him [Paul] not knowing anything about the boxing business.”
Serrano was beaten in a modern-day classic at Madison Square Garden four months ago that saw Taylor retain her undisputed lightweight crown.
Talk of a rematch has gone round in circles since with Taylor wanting a return bout in front of her home support outdoors at Croke Park, Dublin.
Hearn, who co-promoted the original fight with Jake Paul and MVP Promotions, didn’t mince his words when he described Paul’s recent proposal.
“She’s been a career lightweight, she’s the undisputed world champion, she has her belts to defend. To suggest that she could fight at 126 is just the most ridiculous idiotic thing anyone could say.”
“The reality is she’s not going lower than 135.”
Serrano had been due to return to Madison Square Garden this weekend and defend her WBC and WBO featherweight titles against Brenda Karen Carabajal on the undercard of Jake Paul against Hasim Rahman Jr. The show has now been cancelled leaving the Puerto Rican looking for a fight.
Hearn says a rematch against Taylor can happen, but reiterated that the 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist will not leave 135lbs to help Serrano.
“I’m sure that Amanda Serrano would prefer it at 130 but Katie Taylor will never box at 130.”
“If Amanda Serrano thinks that she beat, her before she can have another crack for more money than she made last time in a bigger event, in an iconic event in front of 80 000 people.”
“This should be such a natural fight to make again. Everyone should just go the girls can’t make as much money unless they fight each other. It was a brilliant fight. You thought you won, we thought we won. Let’s run it back.”