It is almost here – Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano in the biggest fight in women’s boxing history.
The two superstars of the fight game will get it on at the spiritual home of the fight game – Madison Square Garden in New York – with all of Taylor’s lightweight titles on the line.
This is a bout years in the making, and easily the biggest in women’s boxing. It should be a beauty for fans of boxing betting too, and here is all you need to know abut the showdown later this year.
Taylor vs Serrano Odds
The odds for this superfight are close, but they have flipped in recent weeks.
Taylor opened a slight favorite back in February, but Amanda now has the edge.
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NB: Odds correct on April 28 2022
Taylor vs Serrano Picks & Best Bets
Our boxing expert is in stellar form – 5 from 5 with his picks in recent weeks. And he has previewed the big MSG showdown and likes Serrano to prevail after 12 hard rounds. You can read his full betting guide right here – expert advice for free…
When is Taylor vs Serrano?
The bout will take place Saturday April 30 at Madison Square Garden. Ring walks will be between 9.45pm and 10pm Eastern Time.
This means the fight will not clash with the big Top Rank card featuring Shakur Stevenson vs Oscar Valdez in Las Vegas.
TV and live stream details
Boxing streaming platform DAZN has the rights to this one, and it will air the bout globally as well as in the U.S.
You can download the DAZN app or watch on connected TVs or desktop devices. A ton of options.
Current DAZN U.S. price is $19.99 for one month, or $99.99 for an annual subscription.
What are they fighting for?
Money, titles and a place on boxing history. Purses have not been officially announced but they will be career highs for both fighters.
As for belts, like we said Katie is the unified lightweight champion and all of her titles will be on the line:
- WBC (World Boxing Council
- WBA (World Boxing Association)
- IBF (International Boxing Federation)
- WBO (World Boxing Organization)
Weights for Taylor vs Serrano
The women’s lightweight limit is 135lbs (9st 9lbs).
The weigh-in took place Friday April 29 in New York. Katie tipped the scales at 134.6lbs, with Serrano a pound lighter.
Katie Taylor Record
The brilliant Irish star – born in Bray on July 2, 1986 and now 35 years old – has a perfect pro ledger of 20-0. Twenty victories in 20 fights in the paid ranks. She has only 6 KOs in that record or 30%.
Before transitioning to the pro game, Taylor won Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games and became a global sensation on the back of that victory. Since then she has dominated the women’s fight game and is a huge deal fighting regularly on DAZN globally.
Taylor’s hardest pro fight to date also came at Madison Square Garden in 2019, when she edged a breathless slugfest vs Belgian Delfine Persoon.
Most recently Katie won a unanimous decision over Firuza Sharipova in Liverpool, England in December 2021.
Amanda Serrano Record
Amanda, known as ‘The Real Deal’, was born on October 9, 1988 in Puerto Rico and she is now 33 years old.
Serrano turned pro way back in 2009 and since then has had 44 fights in the paid ranks. Her record is 42-1-1 – 42 wins, one draw and one defeat. She has 30 knockouts, a ratio of just over 68%.
The only blemishes on Serrano’s record were a loss vs Swede Frida Wallberg back in April 2012 and a draw vs Ela Nunez in Atlantic City in April 2009.
Most recently, Amanda decisioned Miriam Gutierrez in Tampa in December. Gutierrez had earlier dropped a decision to Taylor in London in November 2020.
Where does Jake Paul fit in?
Pretty simple, without him this bout may not be happening at all.
Late last year Serrano signed with Paul’s management company MVP (Most Valuable Promotions) and a few short months later, we are set to go for a superfight.