Katie Taylor will take on Amanda Serrano in the ‘Greatest Women’s Boxing Fight in History’ at Madison Square Garden on April 30.
The undefeated 35-year-old Irish star will maintain the undisputed lightweight title alongside her 20-match undefeated record against Puerto Ricans.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn called it the “greatest thing to happen to women’s boxing” as Jake Paul also announced the big news on Twitter.
The two fighters were due to meet back in 2020, until the Covid-19 pandemic forced the bout to be cancelled.
Now history maker Taylor, two-weight world champion, is finally ready to go face-to-face with the woman who has held nine major world titles in seven different weight categories.
Serrano is promoted by Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, and the YouTuber tweeted with the official fight poster: “The greatest women’s fight in boxing history. We did @Serranosisters @MostVpromotions.
“Thanks @KatieTaylor @TheGarden @EddieHearn @MatchroomBoxing @DAZNBoxing.”
Taylor said: “This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long, long time and I’m excited to be at the end because these are the kind of fights I’m in for.
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“People have been talking about this fight for years and at times I wonder if it was ever going to happen, so I’m so grateful to Eddie Hearn for getting everyone on the line at the Matchroom, DAZN and Madison Square Garden.” For. .
“When I turned professional my goal was to be involved in big events like this so that the title in a fight of this magnitude at Madison Square Garden would really be the pinnacle of the game.
“It is such an iconic venue and has been home to many historic moments in boxing and I truly believe there will be another one.”
Hearn said: “Everyone talks about the biggest fight in women’s boxing, but it’s also one of the biggest fights in boxing.
“We’ve been working hard on women’s boxing for a long time and I’m so happy that the fight has happened and is at the boxing mecca, Madison Square Garden.
“They deserve whatever they get. Two trailblazers. One undisputed champion, one seven-division champion — it’s going to be a huge event.”