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UFC Superstar Teases Blockbuster Crossover Fight With Katie Taylor, Eddie Hearn Makes Big Claim

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UFC Superstar Teases Blockbuster Crossover Fight With Katie Taylor, Eddie Hearn Makes Big Claim

​UFC star Holly Holm has teased a blockbuster crossover bout against Katie Taylor, with promoter Eddie Hearn talking up the potential showdown. 

Taylor extended her unbeaten record to 21 wins from as many fights after her grueling victory over Amanda Serrano.

A rematch between Taylor and Serrano has been mooted following their 'Fight of the Year' contender at Madison Square Garden last weekend. 

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But a massive crossover fight could be on the cards for the Irishwoman, with Holm 'intrigued' by a return to boxing for a match with Taylor. 

Holm, who stunned the MMA world with a knockout victory over Ronda Rousey back in 2015, has expressed an interest in stepping foot back inside the squared circle, eyeing a clash with the women's pound-for-pound boxing king. 

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Speaking on The MMA Hour, the former UFC champion said: "We had talked, Taylor and myself, before I wound up going to MMA. We had talked about a possible fight there. I always want to do something that hasn’t been done. I always get super intrigued by things, and I fought at three weight divisions, '40, '47, and '54, and I never got to fight at '35.

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"But I’ve done most of my MMA career at '35, and that’s what their fight was at. So, it makes me like, 'I want to go back in and show what I can do at a whole different weight class.'

"I never even fought at that weight class when I was in boxing and I think I’m bigger and stronger than a lot of the 135ers, and I still have conditioning and I still have a lot of that ring experience behind me​

"It does intrigue me. A lot," the 40-year-ol added. "To the point where, before, I was like, 'I’ll never box again,' and I’m not saying that.

"There’s been a lot of people that have been able to transition back and forth, but nobody’s really been able to do it successfully, and that drives me. I want to show people I was able to come to MMA from boxing but I can also go back. It does get me excited."

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Matchroom chief Hearn even mentioned Holm as a potential opponent for Taylor in the future. 

He also revealed that there have been discussions between both teams as he talked up the juggernaut meeting. ​

"Some of Katie's management have talked to Holly Holm," he said on The MMA Hour. 

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"Holly Holm can box. There's no one really in boxing - you've got Chantelle Williams - she's going to be undisputed at some point. She's good but we've to get her profile to the same level.

"There's Jessica McCaskill at 147lbs, Katie beat her previously, she's another great fighter.

"But how do you match the magnitude of Saturday? - and I guess a Cyborg or Holly Holm can do that.

"But it's going to be difficult to avoid the demand and the draw of Taylor vs. Serrano 2 - and Katie is saying that, you never get Katie saying that, and so many people are."

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Holm's on a two-fight winning streak following her championship defeat to Amanda Nunes back in July 2019.

She returns to action against Ketlen Vieira​ later this month as she nears the end of her UFC contract. 

Taylor vs. Holm? Watch this space. 

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Topics: Eddie Hearn, UFC, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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