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It’s the biggest match in women’s boxing history at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night as undisputed and undefeated lightweight champion, Katie Taylor will headline the historic venue as she takes on Amanda Serrano – who has 42 wins and 30 KOs to her name.
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Irish hero Taylor will go ten rounds against the seven-division World Champion Puerto Rican at the legendary New York venue in the early hours of Sunday, and ahead of this historic match-up, we’ve got our expert boxing trader, Luke Bolger, to preview the action, and give his verdict on the action.
Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano
Start time: Ring walks from 3:30am BST on Sunday 1st May)
LUKE: I’m really looking forward to this one, it is the biggest fight in women’s boxing by far. You’ve got Katie Taylor, who does it all, and Amanda Serrano who is a brilliant fighter as well.
In my opinion these are the two best fighters in women’s boxing at the minute. I think it’s going to be a great fight, but I do think it will go the full distance. With women’s boxing, the two minute rounds aren’t going to help things if you’re looking to stop opponents. I think it will go to a decision.
If you look at the level of opponents Taylor has had, they’re much harder, but she’s 35 now, on a bit of a slope. Whereas Serrano is still rising, although she’s only two years younger at 33. It makes it more interesting than if the fight was a few years ago – back then I would have been all for Taylor, without a doubt. But I still see this going the distance.
I have to stick with Taylor to win on points or decision though, and be patriotic. I still think she’ll get all the early rounds in, and start very quick, it’s just a matter of when she does fatigue, if Serrano is going to be able to finish strong enough, and be able to take over.
I think Taylor will take the early rounds, Serrano will take the later rounds, it’s just a matter of will Taylor have enough in the bag – and I think she will have enough in the bag before Serrano does get on top.
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