After much anticipation for a historic rematch, fans of Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano have been left frustrated after the announcement of a postponement.
In recent weeks, the chances of Croke Park stadium staging the fight began to diminish. Instead, the fight was set to go to the 3 Arena, Dublin, with all four lightweight belts on the line once again. It was a hiccup, but a fair price to pay to see Taylor fight in her home country for the first time in the professional ring.
Those who planned on attending hoped to witness a bout as good as last year’s undisputed clash between the pair in New York, and the fight was a big part of Matchroom and DAZN’s upcoming schedule.
However, this week it has been announced that seven-weight world champion, Serrano, suffered an injury in her fight against Erika Cruz.
With the May 20 event delayed, Hearn offered more details about both the injury and the potential rescheduling in an interview with iFL TV.
“She had a very tough fight with Erika Cruz, and it was like fourteen weeks away from the date of the fight. We felt that it would be fine, subject to any injuries, she got cut in the fight, it was a tough fight.”
“The week after the fight, her hands were a bit sore etc, as the extra time has unfolded, she has got a through niggles. That is the best way that I can explain it.
Unfortunately, over the last week, we have been made aware of it, she saw various doctors and then just said she needs a bit more time. We don’t think it is going to be a lot of time, it is going to be a delay, and how long that delay will be, will be unveiled over the coming week.”
It remains to be seen if Taylor will fight in the interim, with the promoter pointing out that this was dependant on the length of the delay but that it was not currently the plan.
Should the delay be prolonged and a new opponent sought, he pointed to England’s Chantelle Cameron – Undisputed Super Lightweight Champion – as a potential, and sees Taylor fighter her this year sooner or later.