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Croke Park beckons as Katie Taylor looks to ‘biggest’ fight in women’s boxing history

Katie Taylor reaffirmed her desire for a rematch with Amanda Serrano of Dublin After a comfortable win over Argentina’s Karen Elizabeth Carvajal at Wembley Arena.

The 36-year-old Taylor put in another classic performance to outrun Carvajal and retain her undisputed lightweight title by unanimous points decision.

Bray Bomber extended her unbeaten record to 22 fights and said she would love to face Serrano again after beating him by split decision on a historic night in women’s boxing in Puerto Rico. Madison Square Garden in April.

“We want a fight in Croke Park80,000 people,” Taylor said in a post-fight interview.

Taylor paid tribute to her traveling fans who made it to Wembley, adding: I’m really thankful to you.

“It’s been an amazing six years as a pro, but the best is yet to come and I can’t wait for Croke Park next year.”

Taylor and Serrano made history in a thrilling spectacle, becoming the first women to headline a boxing event at the iconic New York venue.

Promoter Eddie Hahn said: This year he was September 15th and we were thinking of going there for a rematch.

“Amanda Serrano is saying the right thing now, but there’s no time to wait for Amanda Serrano. I hope it’s her, but it doesn’t matter who it is. But it’s It has to be Ireland.”

“She’s obviously a tough, tough fighter. She had everything she could get to come here tonight. But I think she boxed very smartly. She can be very awkward at times. rice field.

“22 wins from 22 games, still undefeated, unbeatable, that’s all.”

Reflecting on his career after making his professional debut six years ago, Taylor said:

“It’s been an amazing six years and I’m so grateful to Eddie for giving me the opportunity to headline another show.

“Women’s boxing has reached such heights because of opportunities like Eddie’s. Thank you Eddie.”

Taylor proved a step too far for the 32-year-old Argentinian Carvajal from Buenos Aires. Carvajal proved to be a worthy challenger, but he lost for the first time in 20 fights after finishing second in every division.

Taylor, who turned pro in 2016, has shown excellent hand speed, footwork and accuracy to push the advantage in the second half of the match.

Carvajal came out swinging in the penultimate ninth round, cutting the right side of his face following an accidental head clash.

Taylor won the fight heading into the final round, but in typical fashion, chasing a grandstand finish as two looping right hands shook his opponent. Croke Park beckons as Katie Taylor looks to ‘biggest’ fight in women’s boxing history

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