'He threw his toys out of the pram' - Katie Taylor's New York fight cancelled after dispute between promoters
Katie Taylor's fight in Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's Weekend is no longer going ahead, according to her promoter, Eddie Hearn.
The Olympic champion was due to fight on Saturday March 18 on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin's latest title fight at the iconic New York venue, but after a dispute between Hearn and Top Rank promotions, the bout has been called off.
According to Hearn, the disagreement stems from Top Rank president Todd duBoef's unhappiness that Taylor was fighting the night after Michael Conlan's professional debut at Madison Square Garden.
“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, Todd duBoef mainly, threw his absolute toys out of the pram because they’ve got the Conlan show the night before," Hearn told IFL TV.
“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.”
Hearn then said that Taylor may now fight the week before in Washington instead.