Eddie Hearn, promoter of undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor, has revealed that positive discussions are taking place with the management team of unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano for a potential super-fight next year.
The Matchroom boss is looking to finalise a deal between the two to go head-to-head at Madison Square Garden in a fight which Hearn believes can sell out the big room.
Taylor and Serrano were set to face each other last year, but twice the fight fell through. The first date was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the second date never materialised due to a financial dispute between the two camps.
"I had good chats with Nakisa [Bidarian] and Jake Paul and those guys at Most Valuable [Promotions]," Hearn said on the Boxing with Chris Mannix podcast.
"They appear to want to make the fight — so do we. We’ve already spoken to The Garden about doing that fight in April. I think we can do it."
Hearn then went onto discuss the statement he wants to make if this fight does indeed happen and why the venue will play a major part.
"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."
Hearn is confident Taylor vs. Serrano will give women's boxing a huge boost in profile if it takes place in one of the sport's most iconic arenas.
"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," Hearn claimed.
"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."
Watch highlights of Taylor vs. Han below.