MATCHROOM PROMOTER EDDIE HEARN has admitted that Katie Taylor's proposed fight in Croke Park could happen after her fight against Amanda Serrano takes place later this year.
Taylor and Hearn had hoped to fight the Puerto Rican Serrano in Ireland's national stadium, but after a back and forth between Hearn and the GAA over security costs that fight is now expected to take place at the 3Arena on May 20.
A venue that only holds around 9,000 people.
All parties seem to be coming around to the same outcome and look to be set to rule out a fight at Croker for now, but Hearn has not ruled out the possibility of Taylor fighting in the 80,000-seater stadium after her rematch against Serrano.
"There are a couple of phases to this. Number one, and the most important thing, is to bring Katie Taylor to Ireland. Number two, is to try and get her to fight at Croke Park," Hearn told RTE Sport.
"We talked about the numbers, cost, timeframe. The TV dates. We talked about the value also of fighting at the 3Arena. He has fought there himself; he said the atmosphere was unbelievable.
Katie Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn was in Dublin today to meet MMA fighter Conor McGregor but Hearn told @OFlynnPaul
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"I do think it's realistic for us that 20 May will be in the 3Arena. But I do think that a stadium fight will follow suit."
If Taylor was to beat Serrano again, then the possibility of a fight between England's Chantelle Cameron could take place after.
Hearn has reiterated that any fight that will take place will happen in Ireland.
"I'm not prepared to let it slip again. She must fight in Ireland on 20 May," added the promoter.
"But we want to work together to see how we can make it happen in a big stadium as well.
"All of Katie's fights now will be versus undisputed champions and hopefully we can finish her career, however many fights that may be, in Ireland.
"I don't see the need to go anywhere else."