Jake Paul, who guides the career of featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano, recently made a $2 million offer to Katie Taylor to stage a rematch at 126-pounds.
Back in April, Taylor won a close ten round split decision over Serrano to retain her undisputed lightweight crown before a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“We have $2 million for Katie Taylor to come down to 126. Katie Taylor, why don’t you come down to 126 and go against Amanda Serrano in that weight? She came up to fight you. Come down to 126, see if you’re really the pound-for-pound best," Paul said.
Taylor believes the suggestion she go down by two weight classes, based on the fact she won the first encounter, is so absurd that she doesn't believe Paul is serious.
“I never heard such nonsense in all my life. I’ve never heard someone say something as stupid as that,” Taylor told the Flash Knockdown podcast whilst laughing.
“I think they are just trying to play a few games. I’m pretty sure he knows that I’m not going to get down to 126 at the end of the day. I don’t think I’ve heard of that in boxing, where the champion actually wins and the opponent says ‘we only want a rematch at a lower weight division.' It is real nonsense to be quite honest. I don’t know if he is playing games or it’s naivety from him, but obviously, any rematch is going to be at 135 pounds. I’m the champion and if they want to run the fight back that’s the weight division it’s going to be at.”