Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano both pocket huge money after historic New York fight

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Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano both pocketed seven-figure sums from their world title showdown on Saturday night.

But Serrano’s promoter Jake Paul wants to see them earn even more money if they clash in a rematch further down the line.

He said earlier this week: “If this happens again or one like it, we’re going to have to get these ladies even more of a payday because I’ve never seen this amount of media at any fight.

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“I’m talking eight figures and they deserve it.”

Ireland’s golden girl took her professional record to 21-0 at a sold out Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning after overcoming the Puerto Rican in the toughest fight of her life.

Taylor, 35, looked to be in huge trouble in the fifth round when she couldn’t get out of the corner as Serrano battered her.



Katie Taylor shares a moment with her mother Bridget in the changing room after the fight

But she came back into the fight, which she was in control of up until that moment, and took the later rounds to have her arm raised in victory.

And now she wants to do it all again, but is desperate for the bout to take place on Irish soil.

She explained: “We all want to see the best vs the best. Yeah, absolutely, a rematch would be absolutely phenomenal.

“If it was in Dublin, we could sell out Croke Park, if you think the atmosphere was special here tonight, imagine the rematch in front of 80,000 people in Croke Park. Absolutely amazing.”

Her promoter Eddie Hearn is also keen to make a Dublin fight happen after he was blown away by the atmosphere created by Irish fans at MSG.

He said: “That felt like Croke Park there tonight, it was absolutely incredible. I am not sure we will get as many travelling Puerto Ricans but it has always been on our minds and it would feel a big shame if she didn’t get to fight in Ireland during her career. If we could do that, back-end of the summer.

“It was a tough fight, she is going to need some rest. Not too much rest knowing Katie, but it is certainly in the mind of us all.”

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