Katie Taylor’s homecoming fight to happen this summer

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Much has been said about Katie Taylor returning to Irish soil for one of the biggest fights of her career.

While it was hoped that the fight would take place in Croke Park in the summer.

However, it has now been reported that while the fight will go ahead later this year it will not be in the iconic venue.

The rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will take place in Dublin’s 3Arena on May 20th.

Pic: VIP Ireland

Eddie Hearn, the Chairman of Matchroom, who has promoted all of Taylor’s professional fights, has claimed that they were forced to move venues due to price issues.

He alleged that the GAA was demanding three times what it costs to hire Wembley Stadium for an arena fight.

Instead, 9,000 tickets will be sold for the 3Arena for the May match.

The boxers previously met in Madison Square Garden last April where there was a sell-out attendance of 19,187 with the gate receipts exceeding €1.36m putting the average price of a ticket around €70.

Pic: Instagram/Katie Taylor

However, due to the limited size of the 3Arena it looks like tickets for the Irish fight could very well be double that.

This will be Katie Taylor’s first time fighting on Irish soil as a professional.

It’s believed that the rematch between Katie and Amanda will be announced in New York with another press conference planned for Dublin next week.

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