Matchroom Boxing has agreed an event sponsorship deal with Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout for Katie Taylor’s homecoming clash with undisputed Super-Lightweight World Champion Chantelle Cameron at the 3Arena this Saturday May 20.
There are still tickets available to buy for the fight but only around 150 or so on the ticketing websites with prices ranging from €250 up to €1525 in the ringside area. About half the remaining tickets are in the most expensive seats.
It would appear almost certain then that the fight will be a complete sell out but Eddie Hearn might have hoped for that to happen quicker with a potential Amanda Serrano rematch, possibly in the Aviva Stadium, still in the thinking for later this year.
If you want to sit ringside you may find yourself in close proximity to Conor McGregor and his entourage. The UFC Champion has been vocal in support of Taylor being given an opportunity to fight in Dublin and has now put his money where his mouth is.
Forged Irish Stout is currently only available at The Black Forge Inn, the pub owned by McGregor but will be expanding to off trade sales in Ireland later this year and to the UK in a partnership with Asda when it will be available across Ireland in Carry Out and BWG stores. It will also be simultaneously launched in the UK in Asda.
“I’m delighted to welcome Forged Stout to this iconic Irish event on Saturday,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“When I met Conor in Dublin he was so passionate about bringing Katie home and also about the quality of his product. Having tasted a pint on the premises I can see why and myself and the team look forward to visiting The Black Forged Inn ahead of a huge night this Saturday.”
“I’m incredibly proud and honoured to support Ireland’s own, the pound for pound GOAT, Katie Taylor,” added McGregor.
“Katie’s fight this weekend in Ireland is going to be one for the books and I’ll be cheering her on. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom boxing have done a fantastic job putting together an unforgettable event and Forged Irish Stout is ready to take over fight week.”
Terri Harper and Denis Hogan will both also be defending World Titles on the undercard which will be televised live and in full on streaming network DAZN.