Katie Taylor's Undisputed Glory
Katie Taylor, the Irish boxing legend, achieved two-weight undisputed glory over the weekend with an impressive revenge win against British fighter Chantelle Cameron. Taylor's victory came six months after Cameron handed her the only professional loss of her career.
Celebrating with Ed Sheeran
After her win, Katie Taylor celebrated with none other than Grammy-winning pop superstar Ed Sheeran. The two were seen enjoying the moment together.
Call for a Croke Park Trilogy
Katie's father and former coach Pete Taylor joined the calls for a trilogy fight at Croke Park, urging promoters, the GAA, and the Government to make her dream come true. Pete Taylor, who coached Katie when she won gold at the London 2012 Olympics, believes she deserves the opportunity.
Road to Redemption
In their thrilling rematch at Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday, Katie Taylor emerged victorious over Chantelle Cameron by majority decision. This win avenged her defeat to Cameron in May at the same venue. Katie, who was considered the underdog for the first time in her career, proudly displayed her WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF belts at both 135lb and 140lb.
Katie Taylor has long desired to headline a historic showdown at Croke Park, but previous attempts have been hindered by a costs dispute. Talks between promoters Matchroom and the GAA broke down, primarily due to disagreements over security costs.
Eddie Hearn's Plea
Promoter Eddie Hearn has made a plea to GAA bosses and the Irish Government to help make the Croke Park fight happen for this Irish icon. Hearn, who attempted to organize a fight between Taylor and Amanda Serrano at Croke Park previously, believes Taylor deserves to fight in front of 80,000 fans at GAA HQ before retiring.
Hearn anticipates that either Chantelle Cameron or Amanda Serrano will be Katie Taylor's likely opponent in 2024. He emphasizes the importance of allowing Ireland's "greatest ever athlete" to have her moment at Croke Park.
A Plea for Collaboration
Hearn urges GAA bosses and the Government to consider the financial and compassionate aspects of allowing this event to take place. He suggests that the cost should be in line with other major stadiums around the world and emphasizes the significance of working together to create a truly unforgettable moment.
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