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Irish Mirror
Oisin Doherty

Katie Taylor breaks silence after successful World Title defence

Katie Taylor has called for her next fight to be in Ireland in her first social media post since defeating Karen Elizabeth Carabajal on Saturday evening.

The Bray Bomber returned to the Wembley Arena in London to face off with the undefeated Argentinian. Over the course of 10 rounds, Taylor dominated her opponent and picked up a landslide unanimous decision win.

With victory comes the possibility of a massive fight night in Croke Park next year. Amanda Serrano would be the likely opponent, but regardless of whether it's Serrano or GAA HQ, one thing for certain is that Katie wants the fight to take place on Irish soil.

READ MORE: Katie Taylor and Eddie Hearn eyeing up Croke Park after win over Karen Elizabeth Carabajal

Taking to Instagram less than 24 hours after the fight, Katie posted "Another incredible night. 22-0. Next stop, Ireland! Let’s bring it home."

Since turning professional in 2016, Taylor has fought in England, Wales and the USA, but never in Ireland. In the ring immediately after Saturday night's victory, Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn spoke about his desire to see Katie fight in Ireland next year.

Six years ago, we were here and people laughed at us," said Hearn, "Katie didn't think we'd get the opportunity.

“It’s okay to jump on now, women’s boxing is great now and everyone wants to do it, but for almost thirty years Katie Taylor has been threading paths for others.

"She’s an icon of the sport of boxing.

“It’s time to return to Ireland now, 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."

Taylor echoed her promoter’s thoughts. Regardless of the opponent, Taylor wants the fight to take place at GAA HQ.

“Absolutely we want to fight at Croke Park,” said Taylor.

"80,000 people, that will be the biggest event in women’s boxing history.”

A massive rematch with Serrano would certainly be on the cards should a Croke Park fight-night were to come to fruition. The pair fought in an all-time classic at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, with Taylor winning a close contest by split-decision.


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