The GAA have not ruled out a Katie Taylor Croke Park fight

The GAA have not ruled out a Katie Taylor Croke Park fight

Outgoing GAA President Larry McCarthy has said that Katie Taylor getting a fight at Croke Park in the future is not off the cards, but he also went on to say that there have been no talks about staging the event yet.

Taylor and promotion company Matchroom initially held talks with the GAA this year about the subject, but due to "security costs," the bout never happened in the venue. The fight took place at Dublin's 3Arena instead, a venue that holds up to 10,000 people. Taylor and Cameron competed for the Super Lightweight title, and it was Chantelle Cameron, a native of Northampton, who emerged victorious.

Cameron displayed a more aggressive approach throughout the 10-round contest, securing a majority decision win (95-95, 96-94, 96-94) and retained all her titles. This defeat marked Taylor's first since the 2016 Olympics.

Bray native Taylor has been open to a rematch since the fight, and many people speculate if the fight will finally happen at Croke Park.

Speaking at an event yesterday, GAA chief McCarthy said, "Well, we haven't had any application for them to come back. We'd certainly talk to them. I don't know how realistic selling out Croke Park is."

McCarthy has not ruled out it happening, but well-known Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn earlier this week stated that a rematch in another arena, like the Dublin docklands venue, could be done again.

"Maybe, I mean again it depends on timing. September's kind of the latest that you can have that fight. I think a stadium would be fun, but it was pretty good there on Saturday," said Hearn on Ariel Helwani's YouTube channel.

"I loved the arena; it was unbelievable. And one of the things I enjoyed most about Saturday was it was a 9,000 arena. At 6.30/6.45, we had 7,000 people in. "The main event was at 10.30/10.45. When I walked in at 5.15, there were like 15,200 people there. They loved it."