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Katie Taylor on facing Amanda Serrano on April 30: We’re looking forward to making history

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Katie Taylor has all the credibility to depreciate anyone she faces inside the squared circle. However, the only reason the undisputed female lightweight champion of the world stays away from any kind of trash talk is that she believes she is not the best when it comes to getting on the nerves of her opponents through words, and that notion has not changed as she awaits her super fight against unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano this April.

Katie Taylor on her relationship with Amanda Serrano: Its very professional

Boxing: Amanda Serrano-Katie Taylor a boon for women's boxing
Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight championship against Amanda Serrano. (Image Courtesy: Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

One of the most anticipated fights of this generation, Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano will feature the current first and second ranked pound for pound female boxers respectively, as well as two of the greatest ever in the sport, who are set to square off against one another on 30th April at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, with Taylor putting her undisputed female lightweight world title on the line.

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Ahead of the fight, Taylor and Serrano were recently present at a press conference that took place at the top of The Leadenhall Building, the famed located in the financial district of London which is also known as “The Cheesegrater.”

Despite being two of the biggest female boxers of all time, both Taylor and Serrano showed mutual respect and were far from any trash talk and showed mutual respect, which Taylor herself added that she is not very good at.

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“We don’t trash-talk and I’m not going to start doing that now because I’m very, very bad at it. The relationship between us is very professional,” Taylor said at the conference, “We are respectful so we’re looking forward to making history. We both believe we are going to win. Maybe in my head I’ve thought about what I could say, but I’ve never tried it out.” 

Aside from being a historic matchup in female boxing, Taylor vs Serrano also holds significance in the history of Madison Square Garden, the venue which will see its first ever combat sports event headlined by female fighters.

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“I’m actually so glad that fight fell through a couple of years ago,” the Irish pugilist went on, “The fight is bigger than it ever has been right now. It was going to be in his garden, then that fight fell through and I ended up fighting [Delfine] Persoon in the rematch.”

“Ever since I turned pro I had my eyes fixed on two opponents: one was Persoon and one was Amanda Serrano. I’ve wanted this fight for a long, long time. I’ve always wanted to be involved in the toughest fights, so this has been one I’ve wanted from the get-go,” Taylor added. [H/T]


  • Katie Taylor says she avoids trash-talking because she is not very good at it and the relationship with Amanda Serrano is respectful and professional
  • Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight championship against Serrano on 30th April at the MSG
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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