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# Katie Taylor

22nd March 2023
# Chantelle Cameron
'She WhatsApped me out of the blue' - English stars plotting Taylor's Dublin downfall
Natasha Jonas has already contacted Chantelle Cameron with tips as to how to become the first British boxer ever to beat Katie Taylor.
This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Boxing
'It takes the absolute piss' - Eddie Hearn on Croke Park costs for Taylor fight
The promoter defended Matchroom’s approach ahead of Taylor’s fight at the 3Arena on 20 May.
# insanity
With Serrano out, Katie Taylor chooses her Everest
If Taylor can beat the Englishwoman and become a two-weight undisputed champion, it would unquestionably be her greatest moment in the ring.
This month
March 2023
# Homeward Bound
Done deal: Katie Taylor to face Chantelle Cameron in homecoming fight at 3Arena
Taylor will step up in weight to face English-born Cameron on 20 May.
# Homeward Bound
Done deal: Katie Taylor to face Chantelle Cameron in homecoming fight at 3Arena
Taylor will step up in weight to face English-born Cameron on 20 May.
# Let's Go
'Happy to move up in weight' - Taylor calls out Cameron for 3Arena showdown
Katie Taylor issued the challenge following news of her fight with Amanda Serrano being postponed.
# Road to Nowhere
Serrano's withdrawal another predictable speedbump on Taylor's journey home
It stands to reason that the Puerto Rican would be injured but maybe this latest setback is less a speedbump and more a slow puncture, writes Gavan Casey.
Last month
February 2023
# KT
Katie Taylor's Dublin showdown against Amanda Serrano postponed
The rematch had been scheduled for 20 May with talks now taking place for a revised date.
# Considering Options
Katie Taylor fight at Croke Park 'could follow suit' after 3Arena bout - Hearn
Taylor will meet Amanda Serrano in Dublin in a rematch later this year.
# it's on
'More than a dream come true' - Taylor-Serrano II set for 20 May in Dublin
The highly-anticipated rematch was confirmed after Serrano became the undisputed featherweight champion last night.
# Test
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely were you paying attention to the sporting headlines in recent days?
# political arena
Government still considering funding Taylor’s Croke Park fight but May date an issue
Sports minister Thomas Byrne has also rejected Eddie Hearn’s assertion that his department did not engage on the issue.
# No Go
Croke Park chief says no Taylor fight due to security costs
Stadium director Peter McKenna said Croke Park believe Taylor’s promoters Matchroom should carry security costs.
# downsized
Katie Taylor's Croke Park dream is over due to costs, with homecoming set for 3Arena
GAA HQ has proven too expensive to rent for a Taylor homecoming bout, with promoter Eddie Hearn expressing his frustration.
This year
# business trip
Taylor and Serrano still on Croke Park collision course despite February detour
There are still wrinkles to iron out but, in an ideal world, Taylor-Serrano II at Croker would be officially announced in a New York ring next month.
Last year
# Looking Back
Biggest disappointment? Standout Irish athlete? We review 2022
The42′s writers reflect on a memorable 12 months.
# National Hero
Katie Taylor wins RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Boxer picks up award for the third time.
# recognition
Here are the 10 nominees for RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Katie Taylor, David Clifford and Katie McCabe are among the nominees.
# unified front
'From this unification to my rematch in Ireland' - Serrano vs Cruz undisputed fight ordered
Amanda Serrano wants to fight Katie Taylor in Ireland after her next bout.
# Road to Croker
What would Katie Taylor’s ideal Croke Park card look like?
What fighters could make the Jones’ Road ticket?
# making history
'It is happening and it is next' - Katie Taylor aims for Croke Park summer homecoming
Eddie Hearn said his lawsuit against Amanda Serrano’s promoter Jake Paul is separate from the homecoming fight.
Katie Taylor outguns Karen Elizabeth Carabajal to stay undisputed and undefeated
The lightweight queen cruised to victory in London.
# Road to Croker
Tonight should be the opening scene of Katie Taylor’s greatest chapter
Bout can be stepping stone to Croke Park epic.
# Snags
Katie Taylor’s Croke Park homecoming complicated by lawsuits and backups
Promoter Eddie Hearn on the Amanda Serrano rematch, alternatives and Katie Taylor’s marketability.
# Style and substance
Why Katie Taylor's punches carry the weight of history
The Bray fighter draws on the style of legends, and in turn passes old wisdom to a new generation.
# London Calling
'Female fighters are putting the males to shame in terms of the challenges they are accepting'
Katie Taylor and Eddie Hearn were speaking at their pre-fight press conference in London.
# Ambition
'Stuff of dreams' - Taylor eyes Croke Park homecoming fight ahead of title defence in Wembley
The 36-year-old aims to defend her undisputed lightweight champion status against Argentina’s Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
# Touch Gloves
Katie Taylor to defend her undisputed lightweight title in London in October
The Bray woman will put her belt on the line against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
# Plan B
UFC and boxing legend Holly Holm becomes leading candidate to face Taylor at Croke Park
The former three-weight boxing world champion left the sport for MMA in 2013 in search of better opportunities, but may pivot back to face the Irish icon.
# Road to Croker
The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?
It’s time to bring Katie Taylor home.
# Record Breaker
Katie Taylor's triumph over Amanda Serrano attracted 1.5 million viewers worldwide
Fans tuned in across 170+ markets worldwide.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# high point
Katie Taylor: 'Tonight was absolutely the best moment of my career'
Eddie Hearn is keen on staging a Taylor-Serrano sequel in Ireland.
# the legend continues
Katie Taylor comes back from the brink to defeat Amanda Serrano in fight for the ages
On an electrifying night in New York, the Irish great gritted out a seismic victory over her slightly favoured longtime rival after being badly hurt in the fifth round.
# next gen
From 'sh****ng it' meeting Katie Taylor as a 14-year-old to fighting on her Madison Square Garden undercard
Australia’s Skye Nicolson, whose boxing brothers died tragically before she was born, is hellbent on carrying their legacy to new heights.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano fight tonight?
The blockbuster fight will kick off at around 3.00am Irish time.
# Electric
Hairs raised and roof lifted at MSG as Taylor and Serrano make weight for title showdown
The Irish turned out in force, with plenty of Puerto Rican noise too, as Saturday night’s protagonists faced off on stage.
# Test
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely have you been paying attention to the sporting headlines?
# a night of firsts
Katie Taylor 'couldn't care less' that she's the underdog for the first time in her career
‘I think we were supposed to be fighting in Eddie Hearn’s backyard during the pandemic, so I think MSG and a packed 20,000 arena… It is a bit better.’
# casey on boxing
Taylor's coolness, jewellery wagers, and becoming the Irish Ricky Hatton
Katie Taylor seems to be operating on a different plane in advance of the biggest fight of her professional career.