Both Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano attended a press conference before their scheduled fight at Madison Square Garden on April 30.
Apart from both the fighters, their promoters Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul were also present at the conference.
Taylor is currently the WBA, IBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight champion. The champion revealed in the press conference that she wanted to face Delfine Persoon and Amanda Serrano ever since she turned pro.
It is to be mentioned that Taylor and Persoon have met twice inside the ring and Katie has come out victorious on both of these occasions. So, the only fight that was left on Taylor’s list was against Serrano, which is going to happen soon.
While talking about the opponents Taylor wanted to face, she said:
“Ever since I turned pro, I had my eyes fixed on two fights, one was Persoon, and the other one was Amanda Serrano. So this is a fight I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time”
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She further talked about how massive of a fight this is for women’s boxing and its importance:
“It’s incredible to see how far women’s boxing has gone in just five short years. We are actually headlining at the mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden. It’s being called the biggest fight in boxing history…This is history right here. All of our hard work has finally paid off.”
Certainly, this is the first-ever women’s bout to headline at MSG, which Taylor calls the Mecca of boxing.
Amanda Serrano is looking forward to becoming the no 1 P4P fighter in the world after beating Katie Taylor:
Amanda Serrano is a seven-division champion and is looking forward to adding more gold to her collection. Moreover, Taylor has previously beaten her elder sister Cindy Serrano in 2018. So, this will motivate Amanda more to beat Taylor.
Talking about the historic fight at MSG and what it means to her career, Serrano said: “I respect Katie Taylor and what she’s done. We’re changing the sport. I am excited to be opening doors. We have to prove who’s the pound-for-pound best because everyone has been asking for it”
Serrano’s last loss came back in 2012 and is on a 28 fight win streak. Needless to say, Serrano will cement her name as the P4P rank one once she beats Taylor.