KEY POINTS

  • An undefeated female boxing star could make history at Madison Square Garden
  • Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wants female boxing star to get the credit she deserves
  • Female boxing star believes she will face bigger challenges in the future

Matchroom Sport boss and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wants a female boxing star to make history at Madison Square Garden.

After playing a significant role in making the Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev fight and the sought-after rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. happen, Hearn now has his sights set on a historic fight in New York.

In an interview with iFLTV, the Englishman revealed that he wants female boxing star Katie Taylor to face Amanda Serrano at The Garden in April. By doing so, Taylor will become the first-ever female boxer to headline at Madison Square Garden, the place widely regarded as the home of boxing.

Taylor burst into the limelight after becoming the undisputed lightweight world champion in June. The 33-year-old Olympic gold medalist followed it up by moving up to 140 pounds and winning the WBO World Super Lightweight crown against Christina Linardatou, in Manchester in November. 

Thrilled with the Olympian’s astonishing year, Hearn plans to book Taylor against Serrano in a bout that would make history in combat sports.

"Now, my aim for Katie Taylor is to establish her as one of the biggest stars in the sport. Forget female or male, just a star of the sport, to give her the credibility, and get her the money that would be ground-breaking in the sport and (an amount) I want her to walk away with,” Hearn said.

“I think that should come in April and that should come in New York. I think that could be the first all-female main event to headline at the Garden,” Hearn added.

Hearn strongly believes that Serrano is the only opponent who could match Taylor in the said bout. Serrano has previously turned down advances from the Taylor camp, but currently boasts a record of 27 knockouts in 37 pro fights with only one defeat.

Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn are 'definitely' interested in a title unification fight with Deontay Wilder. Pictured: Anthony Joshua celebrates with the belts and promoter Eddie Hearn after winning the fight against Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain, March 31, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Indeed, 2019 was Taylor’s year as the two-time Olympian from Ireland saw a three-win campaign receive accolades from the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). She was the recipient of the 2019 Christy Martin Award bestowed upon the top female fighter of the year.

In a recent interview with Boxing Scene, Taylor reflected on her accomplishments and admitted that she is excited about the bigger challenges waiting for her.

“It's been a very fulfilling year, the best year of my career really and it's lovely to have that recognized,” Taylor said.

“I think the most exciting thing of all, though, is that there are even bigger fights out there for me,” Taylor added.