The first step in granting a licence for the hotly anticipated rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano in Croke Park has been given the green light.
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Independent councillor Christy Burke, along with political colleague Niall Ring, had tabled a motion for the Central Area Committee and an emergency motion at Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Council.
All councillors have agreed to back the granting of a licence to allow the October staging of the match to go ahead.
Councillors have also backed calls for Olympic gold medalist Kellie Harrington to be placed on the October bill.
Tentative talks are already underway between Croke Park management, Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul, Serrano’s agent, on holding a rematch in front of 80,000 fans in October.
"Everyone wants this fight to go ahead in Croke Park to acknowledge what great sports stars and role models these women are," Councillor Burke said.
"Not only is it a wonderful opportunity for them but for the entire country to be showcased on the world stage.
“Now it is down to the promoters and Croke Park management to work out the finer details of money and costs.”