One of many largest fights in boxing is within the remaining phases of being accredited. Mike Coppinger of ESPN reported that Amanda Serano and Katie Taylor are finalizing contracts to battle 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 advised 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 battle moved nearer to the end line.
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“Jake Paul has carried out an excellent job for her [Amanda Serrano]. He is massively elevated Amanda Serrano’s worth,” Hearn acknowledged, by way of 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 shouldn’t be immediately and Jake Paul’s a large motive for that. “Feminine boxing would not get any larger than this battle. I imply, in a method I wish to cease saying ‘that is the most important battle 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 battle can be the second time the 2 tried to battle each other. Serrano and Taylor have been set to conflict again in 2020. The pandemic altered these plans, along with a change in reserving as a result of Serrano filming a Telemundo present. Hearn threatened authorized motion as a result of conflicting schedule of the 2 occasions. There was additionally a debate concerning what the battle pay can be.
Taylor, 35, made her professional debut in 2016. A 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Taylor gained 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 gained three fights in 2021. Her final bout was a unanimous resolution win over Firuza Sharipova in December.
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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 dropping the one battle of her profession in 2012, Serrano is on a 28-fight win streak. Her final battle was in December, a unanimous resolution win towards Miriam Gutierrez, a former opponent of Taylor’s.
Teaming with Jake Paul and Most Beneficial Promotions, Serrano has appeared on nearly each Paul-led card. Now, Taylor and Serrano will look to take the lead and important occasion inside one of the crucial well-known venues in sports activities historical past.