Katie Taylor: Irish boxer ‘hasn’t given up’ on future fight at Croke Park
Katie Taylor will attempt to become a two-weight undisputed world champion at Dublin’s 3Arena later this month but remains keen to fight at Croke Park.
Ireland’s lightweight champion Taylor faces England’s Chantelle Cameron at light-welterweight on 20 May in her first home professional fight.
Taylor had hoped to fight Amanda Serrano at Croke Park in a rematch but security costs scuppered that.
“I definitely haven’t given up on [a Croke fight],” said 36-year-old Taylor.
“I would absolutely love the opportunity to fight at Croke Park, our most iconic stadium, but these things are genuinely out of my control.”
Despite Croke being ruled out as a venue for a lightweight world title rematch with Serrano, the bout was still scheduled to take place in May in Dublin. However, the Puerto Rican pulled out because of injury.
Undisputed world light-welterweight champion Cameron, who has won all 17 of her professional fights, then accepted a challenge from Taylor to fight in the Irish capital.
Taylor said the fight has the potential to be “the hardest of my career so far”.
“These are the kinds of fights that I am very, very excited about,” added Taylor, who has won all 22 of her professional bouts.
“I’ve had my eye on Chantelle for a few years now, this is a fight that I’ve always wanted. The motivation is as high as ever.