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tough talk Katie Taylor reveals what Conor McGregor said about Jake Paul co-promoting her fight

McGregor and Paul have shared less than cordial exchanges, but Taylor insists the UFC star is not putting pressure on her to make life difficult for his rival.

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Katie Taylor and Conor McGregor.

Katie Taylor and Conor McGregor.

Katie Taylor and Conor McGregor.

Jake Paul is co-promoting Katie Taylor's super-fight with Amanda Serrano in New York on April 30th, but Conor McGregor has not asked Ireland's boxing queen to do his dirty work for him.

The most eagerly anticipated fight in women's boxing history was given a glitzy launch in London on Monday, with YouTube star turned boxer Paul in attendance alongside Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn.

McGregor and Paul have shared less than cordial exchanges, but Taylor insists the UFC star is not putting pressure on her to make life difficult for his rival.

When reminded by The Sun about McGregor's war of words with Paul and asked if things might get heated, Taylor said: "They don’t get on, but he hasn’t been telling me to chin him yet!"

Taylor went on to suggest she was not looking to start her own war of words with Serrano, as the quietly spoken Bray fighter is relishing her chance to be a part of boxing history at Maddison Square Gardens.

"Me and Amanda come from small countries that are very proud to punch above our weight in the ring," she added.

"I come proudly from a path that has been walked by Wayne McCulloch, Barry McGuigan, Steve Collins and Carl Frampton and she has legends like Miguel Cotto and Felix Trinidad.

"We bring all our heritage and fighting pride and it will feel like our whole countries are in New York."

Meanwhile, Taylor has sidestepped Serrano's call for 12 three-minute rounds when the pair meet in women's boxing's biggest ever fight at Madison Square Garden.

The Puerto Rican called for equality in the world of boxing on Monday, instead of the customary 10 two-minute rounds expected at her world lightweight title showdown with Taylor in New York on April 30.

Seven-weight world champion Serrano said at a London press conference: "If we want to make change… (Let's do) the same as the men.

"We're making history and I want to continue to open the doors for the new generation coming into the sport.

"I'm a woman for equality. We all talk about equality and if Katie Taylor's willing, I'm ready to make this 12 rounds of three minutes (each)."

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But undisputed champion Taylor, who is putting her belts on the line for the sixth time since beating Delfine Persoon to claim them in June 2019, quickly knocked back Serrano's suggestion.

Taylor said: "I don't really feel like that will make a huge change. The fight is already iconic the way it is.

"The fact the pre-sales are the second best in history says it all really. This fight is even more historic than we realise."

Serrano doubled down on her proposal, saying: "I understand that. But if people really want to take notice we need to make a stand."

But Taylor, who is unbeaten in 20 fights, responded by saying: "I think we're already making a stand.

"This fight is going to show the best female pound for pound fighter in the world. We're already making a stand by taking this fight."

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