Katie Taylor’s homecoming battle must wait somewhat bit longer.
It was introduced on Tuesday that the proposed Might rematch between Taylor and seven-weight world champion rival Amanda Serrano has been postponed after Serrano suffered an harm, with an announcement from Matchroom Boxing confirming that the battle is off and that promoters could be looking for one other date later within the yr.
“Resulting from an harm sustained by Amanda Serrano, Matchroom Boxing and Most Helpful Promotions remorse to announce that the Taylor-Serrano II bout on 20 Might in Dublin is not going to go forward as deliberate,” the assertion issued Tuesday afternoon learn. The groups are in discussions about discovering a revised date for the bout.”
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The rematch, if and when it takes place, can be a rematch of final April’s historic assembly between the 2 world champion boxers inside Madison Sq. Backyard, the place Taylor was awarded the win by judges’ determination in what was a Battle of the 12 months candidate.
Each events expressed agency curiosity in a rematch, with preliminary talks going down to carry the occasion inside Croke Park, the house of the Gaelic Athletic Affiliation (GAA) — although latest issues and a squabble between Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn and figures inside the GAA put paid to these plans. The battle was as a substitute to happen inside Dublin’s 3Arena, which frequently hosts combined martial arts occasions.
The delay, although, might doubtlessly as soon as once more open the door to the bout being hosted at Croke Park.
The precise nature of Serrano’s harm, in addition to the anticipated restoration time, was not instantly obtainable.