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Hearn says the prospect of Taylor competing in front of a home crowd at Dublin’s renowned venue carries emotional weight and could break attendance records.
‘I’ll tell you something, the politicians and the Irish government need to make Croke Park happen’, the Matchroom promoter said. ‘Katie has done everything for this sport and everything for this country. She deserves it more than anyone.
‘We could make a financial case on the tourism and why an event like this would be a huge success for this country. But if they can’t understand the compassionate side of giving this event and night to their greatest ever athlete then I really don’t know what we are doing.
‘We’re not even asking for favours. All we are asking for is for the cost to be in line with the biggest stadia in the world where we hold boxing. We don’t want a free stadium. If they want to give us one that would be marvellous. All we are saying is just make it there or thereabouts at Wembley, or Millennium Stadium or Dallas Cowboys.
Katie Taylor avenged her defeat to Chantelle Cameron by beating her in Saturday’s rematch
Taylor (right) got her revenge as she beat Cameron (left) via majority decision in Dublin
Taylor says it will be ‘iconic for the sport’ for the trilogy fight to take place at Croke Park
‘The difference as I said before about going to Croke Park we could make it more accessible to people. We had to hit numbers on a gate. So, we have to draw up a gate plan. It is expensive. The tickets tonight were expensive and not everybody can go.
‘At the shopping centre (for the public work out) there were all generations, eight, nine year olds. You’re got granddads. And when you have got €30 tickets or cheaper and 10,000 of them it is going to be a massive celebration for generations in this country. That is the appeal and I know it would appeal to Katie as well.’
Promoter Eddie Hearn has called upon the Irish government to make a fight at Croke Park feasible
A third bout between Taylor and Cameron could take place in front of 80,000 people at the legendary Dublin sporting venue
Taylor – who beat Cameron at the 3 Arena on Saturday night to avenge the only loss of her professional career – agrees with Hearn and claims Croke Park is the ‘only’ option for the history-making bout.
‘Croke Park has to happen. One of my favourite fighters is Marco Antonio Barrera. Barrera and [Erik] Morales is the best trilogy you could ever see.
‘So if we could have that type of trilogy it would be absolutely iconic for the sport and even better if we did get it at Croke Park with 80,000 people.
‘That’s the statement we all wanted for the homecoming so that would be absolutely amazing if that happened.’