Katie Taylor fight in Croke Park gets support from Dublin City Council

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The mooted Katie Taylor rematch against Amanda Serrano taking place in Croke Park has been given support by a Dublin City Council sub-committee.

The Bray world champion pugilist retained her belts in the historic bout in Madison Square Garden last month.

The 35-year-old has said she would “love” to fight in front of 80,000 people in Croke Park.

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Councillors in the Central Area Committee unanimously agreed to support the fight taking place in the national GAA stadium today.

They also called for Olympic gold boxer Kellie Harrington, who is set to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin, to be an undercard for the fight.

Independent Councillor Christy Burke brought forward the motion calling for the fight to take place in Dublin.

However, he admitted it will ultimately be up to the boxing promoters representing Katie and Amanda as to where they fight.

He told Dublin Live: “In the event of Katie Taylor’s management team applying for a boxing event this year that the Central Area Committee would give their full support.

“What I proposed, and I have been saying this from the very start when Katie said she would like to do Croke Park, I’d love to see Kellie Harrington on the bill as well.

“It would be great – especially as she has been mentioned for the honours list for Freedom of the City. Could you imagine what it would do for the city and the country?”

He added: “But that would be up to the promoters but it would be a great gesture.”

Cllr Ring suggested that if it was to take place in Ireland there is a good chance it would take place at 3am to accommodate the American market.

“There would be obstacles there,” he said.

Read more: Kellie Harrington set to be awarded Freedom of Dublin City

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