One of the biggest fights in boxing is in the final stages of being approved. Mike Coppinger from ESPN reported that Amanda Serano and Katie Taylor are about to conclude contracts to fight each other on April 30 and will be held in Madison Square Garden.
A clash between the two would not be in the Hulu Theater. On the line would be Taylor’s WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO lightweight titles. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show that “we’re on the verge now” of the clash that is about to be realized. He also praised Jake Paul, who has teamed up with Serrano, for helping bring this match closer to the finish line.
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“Jake Paul has done a brilliant job for her [Amanda Serrano]. He has increased Amanda Serrano’s value massively, “Hearn stated via DAZN. “She deserves this, the price that was offered three years ago, it is not the price anymore. As they say, yesterday’s award is not today and Jake Paul is a massive reason for it. “Female boxing is not going to get bigger than this fight. I mean, in a way, I want to stop saying ‘this is the biggest fight in women’s boxing’. This is one of the biggest fights in boxing.”
Boxing Scene also reported that two more female title fights are expected to be booked on that card.
This fight would be the second time the two tried to fight each other. Serrano and Taylor were to clash back in 2020. The pandemic changed those plans, in addition to a change in the booking due to Serrano filming a Telemundo show. Hearn threatened to sue because of the conflicting schedule for the two events. There was also a debate about what the match pay would be.
Taylor, 35, made her pro debut in 2016. As an Olympic gold medalist in 2012, Taylor won the WBA lightweight title in 2017. She then beat Victoria Bustos in 2018 for the IBF title, Rose Volate for the WBO title and Delfine Persoon back in 2019 for The WBC and The Ring titles. Taylor won three matches in 2021. Her last match was a unanimous victory over Firuza Sharipova in December.
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Serrano is a world champion in seven divisions who has had gold in super-featherweight, junior-featherweight, featherweight, lightweight, bantamweight, light-welterweight and junior-bantamweight. After losing the only match of his career in 2012, Serrano is on a winning streak of 28 matches. Her last match was in December, a unanimous decision victory against Miriam Gutierrez, a former opponent of Taylor’s.
Along with Jake Paul and Most Valuable Promotions, Serrano has appeared on almost every Paul-led card. Now Taylor and Serrano will be looking to take the lead and the main event at one of the most famous venues in sports history.