In the co-main event on Saturday night in Boston, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor, of Ireland, retained her International Boxing Federation and WBA female lightweight titles with a 10-round unanimous decision over Cindy Serrano, of NY.
Taylor defeated Cindy Serrano via unanimous decision at the TD Center, her third fight in the US.
She made her professional debut in 2003, when Taylor was probably better known as a soccer player, having scored four goals for the Republic of Ireland U-19s in a UEFA women's qualifier against Macedonia a couple of weeks after Serrano won her first fight. But her utter reluctance to engage in any meaningful competitive manner with the unbeaten Taylor left the champion and the expectant attendance of 6,840 deeply frustrated.
Given the speed of her punches, allied to her excellent footwork, Taylor is capable of out-boxing arguably any other female fighter - regardless of weight. He was saying bad things and it was his wife who was in the ring. I expected a lot more from Cindy Serrano today, I thought she was very negative right from the start and quite defensive.
She tends to make things look easy outside of some one or two tough foes so far in her career that have fought hard.
In a post-fight Instagram post, McGregor praised Taylor, before demanding Hearn gives her the fights she deserves.
"He was saying, "You picked the weaker Serrano".
"I hope I get my shot".
"Amanda will do, if she wants to go next". I promise it will be a toe to toe war! It's an honour for me to come here and see you, you're an Irish hero.
"I heard that remark and indeed I heard him during the whole fight".