Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano is a fight for the history books, says Eddie Hearn


Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are set to make history in an epic battle for Taylor’s undisputed lightweight title at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 30.

After years of preparation, the greatest fight ever seen in women’s boxing between the pound-for-pound No. 1 and No. 2 fighters in the world is one that will mark not only the history of boxing, but also the history of the female sports.

MSG has hosted thousands of fights over its illustrious years, beginning over a century ago on July 17, 1882; now, 140 years later, this match finally marks the first-ever time two female fighters have headlined a combat sports event at “the most famous arena in the world.”
Irish icon Taylor (20-0 6 KOs) is putting all the lightweight belts on the line for the sixth time since winning them in June 2019 in a war with Delfine Persoon and seeing the Belgian on the line. a rematch in England.

Taylor then overcame challenges from Miriam Gutierrez, Natasha Jonas, Jennifer Han and Firuza Sharipova – and the fight added spice as Taylor picked up a win over Amanda’s sister Cindy in Boston in October 2018.
Puerto Rican sensation Serrano (42-1-1 30 KOs) already has an unrivaled legacy in the sport as a seven-weight world champion.

The Brooklyn-based champion enters the memorable fight in sparkling form after knocking out Daniela Bermudez last March, dominating Yamileth Mercado in August and overpowering Miriam Gutierrez in two separate cards with Jake Paul.

Dream come true for Serrano

Amanda was the 2021 Female Fighter of the Year for DAZN, ESPN, and WBC, among others.
“This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long, long time and I’m just excited that it’s finally happening because these are the kinds of fights I’m in the sport for,” Taylor said.

“People have been talking about this fight for years and there were times when I wondered if this was ever going to happen, so I’m so grateful to Eddie Hearn, everyone at Matchroom, DAZN and Madison Square Garden. to have him cross the line.
“When I turned pro, my goal was to compete in huge events like this, so to headline in Madison Square Garden in a fight of this magnitude is truly the pinnacle of the sport. It’s such an iconic venue. and hosted so many of boxing’s historic moments and I truly believe this will be another.”
“It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to headline Madison Square Garden and do it against one of the greatest female boxers of all time in Katie Taylor,” Serrano said.

“Since I was a young girl, my only boyfriend has been boxing. I’ve dedicated my life to it, and this event makes that commitment worth every minute. On April 30, I’m going to make history for myself, for my team, for my family, for Puerto Rico, for every Latina and Latino and for all the women in the world.”
“From the moment Katie Taylor walked into my office, it was the moment we’ve always dreamed of,” promoter Eddie Hearn said.

“The moment the world would stop and stare and watch the two greatest female fighters on the planet headline in the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.
“Taylor vs. Serrano is a fight for the history books. Yes, it’s by far the greatest women’s fight of all time, but it’s also one of the greatest fights of all time, champion of the world and undisputed Olympic against the seven-division world champion.
“Both fighters deserve credit for putting on this fight, as do Jake Paul and his team at Most Valuable Promotions, DAZN and Madison Square Garden – together we’ll put on a special night in New York and put on a proper show for these pioneers to shine.”
“We are honored to be part of this historic event, led by two historically dominant women. Bringing attention to women’s boxing has been a priority for us and Saturday April 30 is a milestone not only for the sport, but also for girls around the world who deserve equal opportunity,” said Jake Paul and Nakisa Bidarian, co-founders of Most Valuable Promotions.

“We expect a battle for the ages and have the utmost respect and admiration for Katie Taylor. But make no mistake, we stand by Amanda Serrano and know she will prove to the world that she is. Tallest woman pound for pound boxer to step into the ring This is more than a fight, it’s forever.

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