The highly anticipated rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano has been postponed after the Puerto Rican suffered an injury.
They had been scheduled to fight again on May 20 in Dublin, Ireland – little over a year after Taylor earned a split-decision victory in their first fight at Madison Square Garden in New York – in what would have been the Taylor's first professional fight in her home country.
"Due to an injury sustained by Amanda Serrano, Matchroom Boxing and Most Valuable Promotions regret to announce that the Taylor-Serrano II bout on May 20 in Dublin will not go ahead as planned," read a statement released by Matchroom, who promote Taylor.
"The teams are in discussions about finding a revised date for the bout. Further details will follow in due course."
The 36-year-old Taylor made the most recent defence of her IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC lightweight titles when defeating Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in London in October. Serrano, 34, beat Erika Cruz Hernandez in February, when they fought for the same organisations' featherweight titles.
Matchroom and Eddie Hearn had regardless struggled to secure Croke Park as a venue for the date in May, claiming that it would cost three times as much as Wembley Stadium for them to do so.
"This is more than a dream come true," Taylor had previously said. "My debut in Ireland against Amanda Serrano.
"This is incredible. The last fight was epic and I expect nothing less for the next one."