Undisputed light-weight world champion Katie Taylor ought to take into account avoiding a right away rematch with Amanda Serrano, in line with Natasha Jonas.
Taylor, 35, edged Serrano by way of a break up choice in a thriller at Madison Sq. Backyard on Saturday night time to increase her skilled file to 21-0, as a girls’s combat headlined the enduring New York venue for the primary time.
The thrilling nature of the combat led to immediate discuss of a repeat bout, doubtlessly in Dublin, with Eire’s Taylor stating after the bout that “a rematch could be completely phenomenal.”
Tremendous-welterweight world champion Jonas, who misplaced a slender factors choice to Taylor in Might 2021, believes Serrano deserves one other shot however says her former opponent could be wise to keep away from the prospect of going straight into one other doubtlessly brutal encounter.
“It was sensible,” Jonas instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“They did not disappoint, is one of the simplest ways I can put it. I do not assume anybody anticipated the drama that was there however we knew that it was going to be a superb combat. On such an enormous stage, it wanted to be.
“I simply assume it won’t be an immediate rematch, however I could possibly be improper. I believe Katie would possibly take a combat in between after which come again.
“You possibly can’t simply have laborious combat, after laborious combat, on a regular basis.”
‘Resolution may have gone both manner’
Taylor took heavy punishment at instances from Serrano, a nine-time world champion throughout seven weight divisions, and the Irish fighter seemed to be getting ready to being stopped in the course of the center rounds.
Nevertheless, Taylor finally was awarded a break up choice, with two judges scoring it 97-93 and 96-93 in her favour because the third gave it 96-94 to her Puerto Rican opponent.
“I do not assume you might have argued both manner,” Jonas stated if the choice.
“If Serrano had bought the nod you could not actually have stated a lot and Katie getting the nod you could not say a lot.
“I believe there have been just a few rounds that simply trusted what you want. Some individuals just like the aggressor and other people placing strain on, nevertheless it’s bought to be efficient, you have to be punching and touchdown pictures and I do not know if Serrano was doing that, and Katie was hitting and shifting.
“So who’s in management there? It simply is determined by the way you view it and what you want.”