Jake Paul cast a hint of doubt over Conor McGregor’s supposed involvement in Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano 2, claiming the UFC star’s pledge of financial assistance may have been little more than a “drunken tweet.”
McGregor – a former UFC double champion – posted on his official Twitter account that he would sponsor the event to ensure Taylor’s homecoming fight would be at Dublin’s Croke Park, after it became clear issues over the stadium’s costs were set to prevent the event happening.
However, Paul – who promotes Serrano – expressed his reservations when speaking to MailSport, though did advocate ‘The Notorious’ involvement and the added hype it would bring to the fight.
“I think it’s awesome that he would want to do that, and it only makes the fight bigger if he gets involved on Katie Taylor’s side, rooting for her.”
“I think it’s great but behind the scenes I don’t know if there’s been any progress with him actually doing that.”
“I think it might have just been a drunken tweet of his that he likes to do, but hopefully he was being serious.”
Paul’s theory was quickly proven wrong, though, as Eddie Hearn – Taylor’s promoter – posted a picture from McGregor’s pub – The Black Forge Inn – in Dublin.
With a pint of Irish Stout in hand, it appears the two moguls will be discussing how best to make the Taylor stadium fight happen.
Taylor and Serrano’s first meeting at Madison Square Garden is widely regarded as the greatest female fight of all time, and calls for a rematch have been longstanding.
A second clash was announced as part of DAZN’s schedule, although a venue has not yet been finalised with talks still reportedly ongoing.
Despite McGregor’s pledge and this recent meeting, the fight is expected to land at the 9,000 capacity 3 Arena, with Croke Park to be revisited in September.