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25th Jan 2017

Katie Taylor’s Paddy’s Weekend Fight In New York Is OFF

James Fenton

Katie Taylor’s scheduled March 18 fight in New York is off, according to her promoter Eddie Hearn. 

The Olympic gold medalist had been due to feature on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin and  Daniel Jacobs fight at Madison Square Garden

According to Hearn, organisers appeared to have an issue with Katie fighting the night after fellow Irish fighter Michael Conlan makes his professional debut at the same venue.

The promoter explained his point of view on IFL TV:

“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 (the promoters), 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.”

Since turning professional last year, Katie’s record reads two wins out of two. Hearn went on to say that:

“She may fight the week before in Washington on the Jermell Charlo card.”

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