Women’s lightweight titles are on the line in what some have billed as “The biggest women’s boxing match in history” when boxing champions Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano meet on Saturday night.
Ireland’s Taylor, (20-0), the unified lightweight champion will put her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles on the line against Puerto Rico’s Serrano (42-1-1).
Serrano is the unified featherweight world champion, having held the WBO title since 2019, the WBC and IBO titles since 2021.
The two women will face off in Madison Square Garden. The event will be the first time women have ever headlined the arena.
The undefeated Taylor is looking to keep that zero in her record along with all of her belts. Taylor’s background includes an Olympic gold medal in 2012 as well as six European championships and five world championships.
Since going pro less than 10 years ago, Taylor has torn up the lightweight division, winning titles three years in a row: the WBA in 2017, the IBF and WBO in 2018 and the WBC and the Ring in 2019. She’s held them all since.
In Taylor’s 20 wins, she has notable victories over Firuza Sharipova, Miriam Gutierrez and Serrano’s older sister Cindy. The bout against Taylor in 2018 was Cindy Serrano’s last fight.
Taylor fought three times in 2021, securing decision wins in all of the bouts. Her last fight was in December against Sharipova.
Serrano looks to continue her 28-fight win streak on Saturday night. Serrano’s last and only loss came against Friday Wallberg back in 2012.
How to watch Taylor vs Serrano:
- Where: DAZN
- Date: Sat. April 30
- Time: Main undercard at 6:30 p.m.
Like Taylor, Serrano has her own impressive and extensive resume. She is a seven-division world champion, having held titles in the super-featherweight, junior-featherweight, featherweight, lightweight, bantamweight, light-welterweight and junior-bantamweight divisions.
Serrano also last fought in December with a victory over Gutierrez. Like Taylor, she also fought three times in 2021 with two decision wins and one knockout over Daniela Romina Bermudez.
Last year, Serrano signed with Jake Paul and his Most Valuable Promotions and a couple of her fights last year took place on the same card as Paul.
On Saturday, expect a 10-round war between the two women. Taylor has gone to decision in her last seven fights and with zero losses, she has never been finished. Serrano has finished three of her last five fights so the punching power is there.
But anything can happen Saturday night. It’s Madison Square Garden after all.
Firuza Sharipova: W (Dec.)
|Last 5||Miriam Gutierrez: W (Dec.)|
Jennifer Han: W (Dec.)
|Yamileth Mercado: W (Dec.)|
Natasha Jonas: W (Dec.)
|Daniela Romina Bermudez: W (KO)|
Miriam Gutierrez: W (Dec.)
|Dahiana Santana: W (TKO)|
Delfine Persoon: W (Dec.)
|Simone Da Silva: W (TKO|
Full Card Betting Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook IA has a pretty complete set of lines for the Taylor vs. Serrano undercard. We mentioned their sign-up offer. Here’s a look at their odds as of mid-day on Friday.
- Lightweight: Katie Taylor (+104) vs. Amanda Serrano (-130)
- Super Middleweight: Franchon Crews-Dezern (-166) vs. Elin Caderroos (+130)
- Super Welterweight: Liam Smith (-310) vs. Jessie Vargas (+220)
- Flyweight: Gala Yafai (-4500) vs. Miguel Cartagena (+1600)
- Featherweight: Skye Nicolson (-2400) vs. Shanecqua Paisley Davis (+1220)
- Middleweight: Austin Williams (-550) vs. Chordale Booker (+350)
- Welterweight: Reshat Mati (-1600) vs. Joe Eli Herandez (+810)
- Light Heavyweight: Khalil Coe vs. William Langston (NL)