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Amanda Serrano ready to make history with proposed ‘megafight’ vs. Katie Taylor

Amanda Serrano did her half Saturday to arrange the richest struggle in ladies’s boxing history.

The unified featherweight champion earned a 10-round unanimous resolution over Miriam Gutierrez, which stored her in line to struggle undefeated, undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor (20-0, six KOs) in New York in 2022. Serrano (42-1-1 30 KOs) is keen to step up at school — not to point out revenue bracket.

“It’s the megafight for ladies’s boxing,” Serrano stated after her victory on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley rematch in Tampa, Fla. “It’s two pound-for-pound women going on the market. You have (an) undisputed (champion and a) seven-division world champion going through one another and I feel that is the megafight for ladies.

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“I feel we’re going to blow off these ceilings for ladies’s boxing. A seven-figure payday for each of us, Madison Square Garden, the large theater, important occasion. I imply, it is going to be an incredible evening.”

Paul was clear about how large a struggle he believes it’s.

“That’s its personal important occasion, for positive,” he stated, “and I’m so excited. I’m going to do every thing in my energy to make that struggle the largest feminine boxing struggle within the history of the game.” Serrano signed with Paul’s fledgling Most Valuable Promotions on Sept. 30. She debuted as an MVP fighter on Saturday.

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Taylor locked in her place every week earlier with a unanimous resolution over Firuza Sharipova in Liverpool, England. She wasn’t thrilled with how she fought. She hinted that she was trying forward to Serrano:

“It was not a grasp class by any means. But all I wanted to do was to get the win and I’m taking a look at greater names subsequent yr,” Taylor said, per DAZN News.

Bigger names, greater examine

The purported purse for Serrano vs. Taylor is unprecedented in ladies’s boxing. Serrano and Heather Hardy spoke with Sporting News in 2018 about how little cash ladies fighters are paid. Serrano even grew to become an MMA fighter to make additional money.

“If I’d have gotten the respect and the cash that women deserve, I’d have stayed in boxing,” Serrano stated then. “To be a feminine boxer, you might have to have a 9-to-5 (job), and it sucks as a result of boxing is a harmful sport. You have to absolutely focus. You cannot simply say after work (that) you are going to practice. Female boxers have to have an additional revenue.”

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She was working full time as a boxing coach in New York at that time.

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Now she’s preventing underneath Paul, who’s an outspoken advocate for enhancing fighters’ pay.

“I used to be scheduled to struggle Katie Taylor a pair years in the past and I’m telling you, the struggle we (had been) supplied was nowhere close to what we’re getting now,” she stated, “and I feel Jake Paul has positively helped in direction of that. What he brings to boxing, it is one thing new, one thing thrilling.”

And Paul says that he is excited Serrano — whom he referred to as a “famous person” and an “superior particular person” — is lastly getting paid.

“It’s so satisfying as a result of she deserves the cash and the notoriety greater than I do,” he stated. “She’s put in 1000’s and lots of of hours within the gymnasium and he or she deserves the large payday that she’s going to get. And she deserves to have the ability to retire from boxing —”

“— And not work once more,” Paul’s adviser, Nakisa Bidarian, interjected.

“Yeah, and never work once more,” Paul continued, “and sadly that hasn’t been the case for ladies’s boxing. They’ve been underpaid and brought benefit of.”

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In April, Taylor instructed “The Ak & Barak Show” on DAZN she would “love” to tackle Serrano in a struggle that has been greater than three years within the making. “It’s clearly a struggle that lots of people would look ahead to. She’s an ideal fighter. That is a real 50-50 struggle, I feel so,” Taylor stated.

One large impediment, as in most megafights, is tv. Serrano has been preventing on Showtime. Taylor, one among Matchroom’s greatest stars, fights on DAZN.

“I’m probably not accountable for that. I’m a fighter. I struggle wherever the fights are at,” Serrano stated.

If a deal is struck, Serrano might be preventing at dwelling subsequent yr, for a complete lot of cash.

Karisa Maxwell contributed to this report.

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