Eddie Hearn is once again hopeful of making a fight between Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor next year.
Speaking on Chris Mannix’s podcast, the Matchroom promoter explained that talks have begun with 33-year-old Serrano’s representatives, with Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions her new promoter.
Hearn believes that Madison Square Garden could host the fight in April.
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“Good chats with Nakisa [Bidarian] and Jake Paul and those guys at Most Valuable [Promotions],” Hearn explained.
“They appear to wanna make that fight — so do we. We’ve already spoken to The Garden about doing that fight in April. I think we can do it.”
Serrano has held belts at seven weights, while Taylor, 35, is the undisputed lightweight champion. After years of negotiations and delay, it now appears that there is enough money to get the fight over the line.
“It’s aggressive to go in the big room,” Hearn said of plans to take over MSG.
“But why go in the small room? I mean, one thing’s for sure – that small room sells out real fast for that fight, right? So, if we want to make a statement for women’s boxing, you’ve got the powerhouse of Matchroom, you’ve got the powerhouse of Jake Paul, you’ve got the powerhouse of two of the great female pound-for-pound fighters of all time. Let’s roll the dice.
“Because if we want to put women’s boxing at the forefront, and we want to make a statement, you don’t make a statement by going in a small hall. You make a statement going in the big hall. And if it catches fire, if people understand it, if people buy into the hype, which doesn’t even need to be there, I think it can capture the imagination. And I think it can fill it up.”