The biggest women’s boxing fight of all time is about to go down.
Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden in New York City will take place April 30.
Mark your calendars, people!
Mark your calendars, people, because the biggest women’s boxing match of all time has been booked for April 30 and will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor’s upcoming world lightweight title collision brings together two of the best and most decorated fighters in their sport, with two of the most vocal and divisive promoters in combat sports.
Serrano, a once-beaten Puerto Rican power puncher with 42 wins and a draw from 44 fights, has held nine major championships across an extraordinary seven weight classes.
She’s also represented by the internet celebrity, novice boxer, and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) co-founder Jake Paul, who has spoken previously at length about how he wants to elevate women’s boxing and Serrano’s status in the sport in particular.
Standing across from Serrano will be Taylor, a gold medal-winning Irish Olympian from the 2012 Games, who has recorded 20 wins in an unbeaten pro career so far.
Taylor is backed by European powerhouse representative Hearn, the Matchroom Sport chairman, who has elevated women’s boxing in Britain in recent years.
It rarely gets bigger than this
“It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to headline Madison Square Garden and do so against one of the greatest boxers of all time in Katie Taylor,” Serrano said in a statement sent to Insider.
“Since I was a young girl, my only boyfriend has been boxing. I have dedicated my life to him, and this event makes that commitment worth every minute.
“On April 30 I am going to make history for me, for my team, for my family, for Puerto Rico, for every Latina and Latino, and for all women worldwide.”
Taylor said: “People have been talking about this fight for years … when I turned professional my goal was to be involved in huge events like this.
“It’s such an iconic venue and has been home to so many of the historic moments in boxing and I truly believe this will be another one.”
‘A fight for the history books’
In a statement sent to Insider, Hearn called the match “one for the history books.” And he’s not wrong — because this is massive.
Taylor will defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight titles, in a match that sees her try and become only the second person to beat Serrano, who beat Miriam Gutierrez to a near-pulp in her last bout December 2021.
Whoever triumphs in New York can make an argument that she is the greatest of their era, and perhaps, even, of all time.
And this is not lost on the people responsible for organizing the match.
“From the moment Katie Taylor stepped into my office, this is the moment we always dreamed of,” Hearn said.
“The moment the world would stop and watch and watch the two greatest female fighters on the planet headline at the Mecca of boxing.
“Taylor vs. Serrano is a fight for the history books. Yes, it’s by far the biggest female fight of all time but it’s also one of the biggest fights of all time.”
Jake Paul and fellow MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian said: “We are honored to be a part of this historic event, headlined by two historically dominant women.
“Bringing attention to women’s boxing has been a priority for us, and Saturday April 30 is a major milestone for not just the sport but girls globally who deserve an equal opportunity.
“We expect a battle for the ages and have the utmost respect and admiration for Katie Taylor. But make no mistake, we are standing next to Amanda Serrano and know she will prove to the world that she is the pound-for-pound greatest female boxer to ever enter the ring.
“This is more than a fight, this is for forever.”
The match will be broadcast live worldwide on DAZN.
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