Croke Park more expensive than Wembley, but Katie Taylor fight scuppered by security costs

Officials have said the main issue was around who would pay to manage crowds around the Dublin stadium

Katie Taylor had hoped to have a homecoming fight in Croke Park but costs have emerged as an issue. Pictue: Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

The director of Croke Park, Peter McKenna, has said the real issue with the stadium not hosting the Katie Taylor fight against Amanda Serrano this summer was to do with security costs.

Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn said in a recent interview that the cost of having the fight in Croke Park was more expensive than Wembley. The fight scheduled for May is now more likely to place in the 3Arena.

McKenna said the rent for ...