The mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has continued to hog the sporting spotlight since their encounter last weekend.
An innovative idea, that saw McGregor stepping inside the boxing ring for the first time in his career, taking on a Mayweather returning from retirement.
After the money-spinning success of the clash, attention has turned to who could follow in their footsteps to make a similar match up.
British promoter Eddie Hearn has now given his take on the concept of crossover fight and revealed the ‘only’ fighter from his stable he would allow to compete.
Tony Bellew has previously stated that he has the skill-set to outshine reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and would agree to fight him, once under boxing rules and the other within mixed martial arts regulations.
However, the Bomber’s promoter Hearn differs from his opinion.
While it remains a possibility in the future, right now Katie Taylor is the only boxer he would consider organising a clash against a UFC star.
“If the money’s there, you can’t turn down things like that… You can never rule it out in the future, but there’s not one fighter that I have that I’m looking at [making a crossover fight with] other than Katie Taylor against Holly Holm," Hearn said, as per Joe.
“Holly Holm is a good boxer and she’s a lot better than many of the [current] female pro boxers out there and I think that’s a big fight.”
Holm was a professional boxer, competing at the highest level since turning pro in 2002. Her final bout was against Mary McGee in 2013. After that, she turned to MMA and became a UFC star.
A fight between Taylor and Holm could have actually come to fruition a few years ago in 2013 but ultimately failed to materialise.
Taylor, the undefeated Irish boxer, has had a phenomenal start to her professional career, with six wins to her name already from November 2016.
Taking into consideration the financial success of the Mayweather-McGregor super-fight, Hearn asserted that he sees the notion of such a genre becoming more popular in the future.
“It was a one off, a freak show,” Hearn continued.
“I’ve a lot of admiration for the way they done business and they made an absolute fortune. The best way I can describe it is, they got away with it.
“It broke all records on pay per view over here… They made a lot of money.”News Now - Sport News