Eddie Hearn, promoter for Katie Taylor, believes his fighter just edged the toughest defense of her career.
On Saturday night, at New York's Madison Square Garden, Taylor retained the undisputed lightweight crown when he overcame near disaster to win a ten round split decision over Amanda Serrano.
In a grueling fight, Taylor was badly hurt and appeared to be on the verge of being stopped in the fifth round.
Over 19,000 packed MSG to watch the fight - and both Hearn, and Serrano's promoter Jake Paul, are interested in staging a rematch.
If a second fight is seriously explored, Hearn would like to stage the bout at Croke Park in Ireland.
“I thought Katie just edged the fight. Two women changed the game, tonight, but also provided a fight for the ages,” said Hearn.
“I know this man [Jake Paul] will want to run it back. I see a big rematch, later in the year, but for now, Katie Taylor is a legend of the sport, and Amanda Serrano too. This is a massive night for the sport.
“Katie Taylor is one of the greatest things to ever come out of Ireland. If we don’t go back to Ireland for a fight, before her career is done, it would be a big shame. I think we should have this rematch in Ireland. Let Katie Taylor fight for the first time back at Croke Park.”
Paul, who felt his fighter had done enough to win, believes a rematch is warranted and he doesn't have a problem with running it back to Ireland.
“The Irish fans are mad. We’ve got some unsettled business. Like I said, that was a draw, at best. I thought Amanda Serrano took it. She had Katie Taylor hurt a couple of times, on the ropes. But it is what it is. Katie is obviously a true champion and if it was a close fight, the judges are obviously going to give it to her. But let’s run it back in Ireland," Paul said.
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