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Katie Taylor New York Fight Cancelled For Bullshit Reasons

Katie Taylor New York Fight Cancelled For Bullshit Reasons
By PJ Browne
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What was supposed to be the third fight of Katie Taylor's professional boxing career has been cancelled.

Taylor had been lined up for a March 18th appearance on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs fight at Madison Square Garden. Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn initially spoke about the fight as a possibility back in November ahead of the Bray boxer's professional debut. Though, an opponent had not yet been announced.

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Hearn, speaking to iFL TV, explained why the fight is now off. It mainly came down to a disagreement with Todd duBoef. The Top Rank president was against another Irish fighter making an appearance in New York so close to Michael Conlan's pro debut, which is scheduled for St. Patrick's Day.

What happened was, we were talking to Golovkin about Katie Taylor going on the card – which everyone wanted to do, obviously. And then Top Rank, Todd duBoef mainly, threw his absolute toys out of the pram because they’ve got the Conlan show the night before.

Golovkin went on 18 March, which they weren’t very happy about but they let it go. Then they heard Katie Taylor was on and they threw their toys out and went ‘we’ve got an Irish show, Katie Taylor’s obviously massive and she’s going on the night before?'

It was a big, well I won’t say argument, but it was drama.

A Katie Taylor fight in the US in March is still a possibility. Hearn added that the 30-year-old could make appearance on a card featuring WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo in Washington on March 11th.

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Taylor fighting on the undercard for the Anthony Joshua vs Wladmir Klitschko bout on April 29th at Wembley Stadium is also a possibility.

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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