With the dust having settled from Katie Taylor's loss to Chantelle Cameron at the 3 Arena on Saturday, we can start looking as to what is next for the Irish fighter.
Both Eddie Hearn and Amanda Serrano were guests on Ariel Helwani's MMA Hour yesterday, with Hearn discussing further the Taylor - Cameron rematch, which will take place in September or October, although he did not seem keen on Croke Park as a venue.
Serrano, whom Taylor defeated in their legendary bout at Madison Square Gardens last April, had her say on what she thinks will happen next for Taylor and whether another bout between the two is on the cards.
Maybe (my rematch with Taylor) will (only) be delayed. If she comes out on top with the rematch, beating Cameron, which I don’t think that will happen. But if it does, maybe the rematch with me will happen. I just hope that Katie does the right thing and she wins.”
I don’t think it’s a good fight — our rematch is definitely off the table (if Taylor loses again). I don’t know what Katie’s gonna want to do after that, if she’s gonna retire, or — I don’t know. I know my career’s going to continue.
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“I feel the right woman won," said Serrano on Taylor's loss to Cameron.
"It was a good fight, close fight, once again it was a great fight for women in the sport of boxing. We’re growing it and I’m super excited to see it. I had it 8-2, at worst 7-3. I think Cameron deserved and she got the win, and I’m happy she did.
“I think with Katie, there’s no convincing that woman,” she said. “That’s one thing I say. Like, I’m dedicated to the sport of boxing, but Katie’s on top, Katie’s on a different level. Everything is boxing to her. And I know she’s not gonna be able to get past this fight.”
“Definitely, I think it did. Katie is a warrior and she’s a fighter. She’s a true fighter and she’s gonna want to get that back. That’s gonna be on her mind 100 percent. Losing hurts. It does. It sucks big time. It being at home, it hurts a lot more. I hope she can mentally be ready for the rematch, but I respect what Katie’s gonna do, and that’s get the (Cameron) rematch.”