Eddie Hearn suggests he’s keen to entertain Conor McGregor’s supply to sponsor Katie Taylor’s struggle at Croke Park.
Eire’s Taylor takes on Amanda Serrano in a rematch after final 12 months’s unbelievable bout at New York Metropolis’s Maddison Sq. Backyard.
Nevertheless, regardless of Taylor eager for it to happen at Dublin’s iconic Croke Park, promoter Hearn says it’s not an possibility on account of excessive prices, with the 3Arena a extra possible possibility for the Could 20 struggle.
UFC star and proud Irishman McGregor needs to assist make sure the struggle takes place at Croke Park.
“The additional safety invoice is 500k to have Katie Taylor struggle at Croke Park? I’ll sponsor the occasion to see this occur,” McGregor tweeted out.
“Let’s discuss,” Hearn replied, earlier than McGregor added: “What’s the craic lad. Give me the present panorama. I’m in. Is that this doable nonetheless? Or is it a double present, the purpose first with Croke Park later in 12 months, publish the GAA season? I’m in both manner. She higher be getting her value for this additionally.”
Taylor is a nationwide treasure in Eire and the 36-year-old is likely one of the most adorned feminine boxers in historical past, appearing as a trailblazer for the game lately.
Earlier within the week, Hearn defined why Croke Park was such a troublesome venue for the struggle when talking on the MMA Hour.
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“The cost of hire and everything involved in the event is three times higher, nearly, than staging it in Wembley Stadium,” Hearn said.
“Ultimately Katie Taylor has financial demands for this fight and so does Amanda Serrano, and we want to make sure we deliver on that.
“We’re so far out on that possibility on the cost of running that show, and we’re out of time on delivering that date to the broadcaster.”
- ‘Let’s discuss’ – Eddie Hearn responds to Conor McGregor’s supply to sponsor Katie Taylor struggle so it might occur at Croke Park
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