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Katie Taylor weighing up big money fights to close out storied career

Katie Taylor. Photo credit: James Chance/Getty Images

Undisputed lightweight and junior welterweight champion Katie Taylor 23-1 (6) has plenty of options.

The 37-year-old Irish superstar clinched a revenge win over lone conqueror Chantelle Cameron 18-1 (8) by majority decision at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday night.

With their two fight series now sitting at one win apiece, talk has turned to a trilogy fight at Dublin’s Croke Park football stadium.

But it is not the only mega-fight on the table. Another name in the mix is undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano 46-2-1 (30), who Taylor defeated by split decision at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden in April last year.

Puerto Rican southpaw Serrano, 35, has long been a proponent of 12 three-minute rounds for women’s’ championship fights. They are currently contested over 10 two-minute rounds, although Serrano broke the mold in her last fight, successfully defending her WBA, WBO, IBF and ring Magazine championships against Danila Ramos over 12 threes last month.

Any sequel with Taylor would likely take place over the longer distance.

“I’d be happy to do twelve threes with Amanda,” Taylor said at the post-fight press conference following her win over Cameron. “I think twelve threes suits a boxer more than a fighter so I’ll be very, very happy to fight twelve threes.”

Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn reflected on her career and what she had achieved at the post-fight press conference.

“When we went to Wembley Arena for the debut (of Taylor), they were laughing at us,” the Matchroom Boxing boss said.

“Even my dad [Matchroom founder Barry Hearn] was sort of saying to me, ‘What is going on here?’ All the old school [were saying], ‘Women’s boxing, now what is going on here? Women don’t box.’

“And from that first performance, everything changed. It built and it built and it built. We have done a great job, but we couldn’t have done it without Katie’s performances because that was the difference. Every time she fought on every big stage everybody went ‘wow’. No one could have imagined how the story would have played out.

“We’ve been everywhere. She’s boxed at Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Manchester, London, Ireland especially.

“I’m just so pleased that we got this chapter. Even if tonight was the final part of the story, I would be delighted that we got the opportunity to fight twice in Ireland. As it happens there are a few more chapters to go, yeah.”

Whether that next chapter is a trilogy bout with Cameron or a rematch with Serrano does not bother Taylor in the slightest.

“I really don’t care. Either one is fine to be honest,” she said. “I think it’s wherever the best fights and biggest fights are. I can easily go back to 135 but it’s wherever the best fights are.”