Katie Taylor defeats Amanda Serrano in first boxing match headlined by two girls at Madison Sq. Backyard


Taylor, who gained a gold medal within the 2012 Olympics, stays undefeated and improves her profession document to 21-Zero and 6 knockouts. The 35-year-old additionally efficiently defended her girls’s light-weight titles within the WBA, IBF, WBO and WBC.

Serrano’s document now stands at 42-2-1 and 30 knockouts. She has earned world titles throughout seven weight courses starting from 115 to 140 kilos. Final 12 months, Serrano, 33, efficiently defended her WBO and WBC featherweight titles.

Forward of the match, Taylor advised CNN she was desperate to get within the ring.

“We’re two nice champions in our prime and it should make for such a tremendous battle,” Taylor stated. “I feel stylistically we would do very, very effectively collectively. She’s clearly a really, very aggressive fighter and so am I. So, I feel it should be a really, very thrilling battle.”

The match marked the primary time two girls have been headlining on the “World’s Most Well-known Area.” It was additionally the boxing’s first battle between the pound-for-pound No. 1 and No. 2 since 2008, when Manny Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez.

As a long-time pioneer within the sport, Taylor stated her personal success is not sufficient, saying she additionally needs different girls boxers to be elevated.

“I really feel like we have now lined numerous floor over the previous few years when it comes to the paycheck and the purses, however I nonetheless really feel like we nonetheless have an extended option to go as effectively,” she advised CNN.

“It isn’t okay that myself and Amanda are simply those which might be getting the large paychecks, however that has to hold over onto the opposite feminine fighters as effectively and I hope that may occur.”

Saturday’s match was initially scheduled to be held Might 2, 2020, however was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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