Kellie Harrington would consider fighting on Katie Taylor's Croke Park undercard

Kellie Harrington would consider fighting on Katie Taylor's Croke Park undercard

KELLIE HARRINGTON HAS revealed that she would be willing to take in part Katie's Taylor's undercard if the Bray native did get a fight in Croke Park.  

Speaking to Joe Duffy, the boxer said that she would not like to take a fee for the potential bout but stated that she would like boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to donate to charity instead.  

Harrington is still an amateur boxer and has high hopes of retaining in her gold medal at the Paris Olympics' in 2024. 

Kellie Harrington of Ireland celebrates after defeating Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil in their women's lightweight final bout at the Kokugikan Arena during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

"We could sell out Croke Park" said Taylor. 

"Imagine fighting in front of 80,000 people at Croke Park. Absolutely that can happen." 

The Dubliner has also been speaking on Bernard Dunne's departure from Irish boxing this week.  

Dunne was IABA’s High Performance Director the former WBA, and European Super Bantamweight champion left the organisation after making a complaint to IABA after he felt his position had been undermined by a “SWOT Analysis Position Paper” following a survey of Irish boxing. 

Dunne led Harrington to a gold medal in Tokyo but has not worked in the role since 2020. 

Harrington would like Dunne to change this mind but understood why he stepped away from the role.  

Posting on her Twitter account, she said: “I second that, and would like to see him change his mind,” 

“But its hard to when your not allowed to do your job the way it should be done.. He was a great director of the HP..” 

Dunne is the third High Performance Director lost to the IABA since Billy Walsh went to America in 2016.