One of many largest fights in boxing is within the ultimate phases of being authorized. Mike Coppinger of ESPN reported that Amanda Serano and Katie Taylor are finalizing contracts to struggle each other on April 30 and can be held at Madison Sq. Backyard.
A conflict between the 2 wouldn’t be within the Hulu Theater. On the road can be Taylor’s WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO light-weight titles. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn informed The DAZN Boxing Present that “we’re on the brink now” of the conflict coming to fruition. He additionally praised Jake Paul, who has partnered with Serrano, for serving to get this struggle moved nearer to the end line.
“Jake Paul has completed an excellent job for her [Amanda Serrano]. He is massively elevated Amanda Serrano’s worth,” Hearn acknowledged, via DAZN. “She deserves this, the worth that was supplied three years in the past, that is not the worth anymore. As they are saying, yesterday’s value will not be right now and Jake Paul’s a large purpose for that. “Feminine boxing would not get any larger than this struggle. I imply, in a manner I wish to cease saying ‘that is the most important struggle in feminine boxing.’ This is without doubt one of the largest fights in boxing.”
Boxing Scene additionally reported that two extra feminine title fights are anticipated to be booked on that card.
This struggle can be the second time the 2 tried to struggle each other. Serrano and Taylor had been set to conflict again in 2020. The pandemic altered these plans, along with a change in reserving on account of Serrano filming a Telemundo present. Hearn threatened authorized motion because of the conflicting schedule of the 2 occasions. There was also a debate concerning what the struggle pay can be.
Taylor, 35, made her professional debut in 2016. A 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Taylor received the WBA light-weight title in 2017. She then beat Victoria Bustos in 2018 for the IBF title, Rose Volate for the WBO title, and Delfine Persoon again in 2019 for the WBC and The Ring titles. Taylor received three fights in 2021. Her final bout was a unanimous determination win over Firuza Sharipova in December.
Serrano is a seven-division world champion, having held gold within the super-featherweight, junior-featherweight, featherweight, light-weight, bantamweight, light-welterweight, and junior-bantamweight divisions. After shedding the one struggle of her profession in 2012, Serrano is on a 28-fight win streak. Her final struggle was in December, a unanimous determination win towards Miriam Gutierrez, a former opponent of Taylor’s.
Teaming with Jake Paul and Most Invaluable Promotions, Serrano has appeared on nearly each Paul-led card. Now, Taylor and Serrano will look to take the lead and principal occasion inside one of the well-known venues in sports activities historical past.