Croke Park Ruled Out For Taylor Serrano 2 As Blockbuster Rematch Could Be Heading To An Arena
The blockbuster rematch between Female boxing’s P4P#1, Ireland’s Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs) and 7-division Puerto Rican world champion Amanda Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) is being targeted for May 20 at the 12,000-capacity 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed. First reported by independent news outlet International Boxing News.
Last year, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed to reporters that the aim was to stage the Taylor Serrano rematch at the 82,000-capacity Croke Park Stadium but in recent weeks he has admitted that going to Croke Park was looking less and less likely due to logistics and costs.
Hearn told Ariel Helwani today that Taylor vs Serrano 2 will definitely not be at Croke Park now “The cost of everything involved with the event is nearly three times more (For Croke Park) than staging it at Wembley Stadium”
Some fans will see the 12,000-capacity 3 Arena as extremely underwhelming for the magnitude of an event like the homecoming of Ireland’s greatest athlete. Hearn faults the Irish government and Croke Park for failing to support the event with the costs associated.
Ideally, you’d want to do Taylor Serrano 2 at a stadium in Ireland and if Croke Park is not an option, then alternative stadiums such as the 50,000-capacity + Aviva Stadium should be explored.
First, however, Serrano must get past WBA Featherweight champion Erika Cruz Hernandez when they meet for the undisputed crown at 126 on Feb 4 in New York live on DAZN. Should Serrano be successful and win without injury/cuts, an announcement is expected immediately after in the ring with a press conference following on Monday.