One of the biggest fights in boxing is in the final stages of approval. Mike Coppinger of ESPN announced that Amanda Serano and Katie Taylor are finalizing each other’s agreements on April 30 and will be held at Madison Square Garden.
There would be no clash between the two at the Hulu Theater. Taylor’s WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles would be lightweight. Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing told The DAZN Boxing Show that “now we are on the verge” of a clash that will come to an end. He also praised Jake Paul, who is Serrano’s partner, for helping to bring this fight closer to the finish line.
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“Jake Paul did a great job for her.” [Amanda Serrano]. It has massively increased the value of Amanda Serran, “Hearn said through DAZN. “It deserves it, the price that was offered three years ago is no longer a price. As the saying goes, yesterday’s award is not today’s and Jake Paul is a huge reason for that. “Women’s boxing is no bigger than this match. I mean, in a way, I want to stop saying ‘this is the biggest match in women’s boxing’. This is one of the biggest boxing matches. “
Boxing Scene has also announced that two more women’s title matches are expected to be entered on this card.
This would be the second time they had both tried to fight each other. Serrano and Taylor were due to clash in 2020. The pandemic changed those plans, in addition to changing the reservation due to Serrano’s filming of Telemundo. Hearn threatened legal action due to the conflicting schedule of the two events. It was here also a debate about the reward for the fight.
Taylor, 35, made her professional debut in 2016. As the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Taylor won the 2017 WBA Lightweight title. In 2018, she defeated Victoria Bustos for the IBF title, Rose Volate for the WBO title and back Delfine Persoon. 2019 for WBC and The Ring. Taylor won three matches in 2021. Her last match was a unanimous win over Firuza Sharipova in December.
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Serrano is a world champion in seven divisions, has gold in superper balance, junior spring balance, spring weight, light weight, bantam weight, light welter weight and junior bantam weight. After losing the only match of her career in 2012, Serrano is on a series of 28 victories. Her last match was in December, with a unanimous decision winning against Miriam Gutierrez, Taylor’s former rival.
Serrano, in collaboration with Jake Paul and Most Valuable Promotions, appeared on almost every card led by Paul. Now Taylor and Serrano will try to take the lead and the main event in one of the most famous places in sports history.