Amanda Serrano has called for a rematch with Ireland's Katie Taylor next year.
Taylor returned to the ring this evening to defend her titles against a game but ultimately overmatched Karen Elizabeth Carabajal. The Irish woman dominated from start to finish and cruised to a unanimous decision win.
After the fight, Serrano took to Twitter to call for a rematch next year. The pair previously fought at Madison Square Garden in a classic encounter earlier this year.
"Congratulations @KatieTaylor 2023 We Dance AGAIN!" reads Serrano's tweet.
It was just six months ago that Taylor and Serrano faced off in New York City. In one of the most anticipated fights of all time, the duo went to war with Taylor ultimately winning a razor thin split decision after 10 pulsating rounds of action.
Since that night at the end of April, a rematch between the pair has long been rumoured with Croke Park the likely venue. However, a 2022 rematch never came to fruition and 2023 now seems the earliest possible date for a potential sequel.
The 34-year-old Serrano, who has competed in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA as well as boxing, made her return to the ring a number of weeks ago when she defeated Sarah Mahfoud and retained her featherweight titles.
If Taylor and Serrano are to face off again, Serrano will need to step up in weight once again to challenge the lightweight queen. While both parties are determined to battle again, regardless of the opponent, promoter Eddie Hearn is adamant that Taylor's next fight must take place in Ireland.
“It’s time to return to Ireland now," said Hearn after the fight.
"Whoever it is, wherever it is, Ireland has to be next for Katie Taylor.
“She deserves it more than anyone, she’s boxed all over the world, the Irish fans are incredible and they travel everywhere.
“It’s time to give Ireland a sporting event they will never forget, and that’s the return of their hero Katie Taylor."
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