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05th Mar 2020

Katie Taylor’s next fight has been confirmed and it’s a biggie

Darragh Murphy

Katie Taylor's next fight

The big fights keep on coming for Katie Taylor.

Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano has been confirmed for the Manchester Arena on May 2, according to a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

One of the few super-fights in women’s boxing, Taylor vs. Serrano has yet to be formally announced but has been finalised by both parties.

Having successfully moved up in weight to claim the WBO female junior-welterweight title last November, Taylor will next put her perfect professional record on the line against the hard-hitting Serrano (38-1-1).

The bout has been discussed for over a year, with Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn ramping up interest in seeing the fighting pride of Bray share the ring with the Puerto Rican fighter, who has knocked out 28 of her opponents.

There is something of a back story to the contest, which is expected to be chief support for the heavyweight main event of Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin.

Taylor has previously defeated Serrano’s sister, Cindy, when they met in 2018 so there’s no doubt that Amanda will be out for revenge.

But beating Taylor is easier said than done as 15 women have found out since the Olympic gold medallist turned pro back in 2016.

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