Eddie Hearn aims to stage Katie Taylor fight in Ireland

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn wants to put on a fight in Ireland for Katie Taylor in order to complete a career ambition for his boxer.

Eddie Hearn hopes to stage a fight in Ireland for unified lightweight champion Katie Taylor.

The undisputed division champion has fought in both the United States and the United Kingdom throughout her professional career. 

She has yet to fight in Ireland as a professional, and the twin obstacles of Covid-19 and the memory of the 2016 Regency Hotel attack have created a seemingly insurmountable amount of hurdles for staging a major fight.

However, speaking to Irish media group RTE on their Game On program, the Matchroom promoter made it clear that he would like to put on a show with Taylor.

"Boxing in Ireland has had some great nights over the years. I remember being in Mill Street in Cork for Chris Eubank vs Steve Collins 1,” he said.

"The atmosphere was incredible. We’ve been blessed to have so many great nights in Belfast as well. We get asked the question a lot about coming to Ireland, and we know it has its problems.

"To be honest with you, when we started out and Katie was boxing on all the big shows in England and then we went to America, she has become a bit of a global star.”

Hearn explained that Taylor is keen to make a fight in her home country before he retires.

He said: "She does have aspirations to fight in Ireland for sure. It is something that we would love to do and something we should do. We shouldn’t close the door to that.

"I just feel right now there are offers to Katie to box all over the world but I know at some point in her career that will be very important to her."

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