The Brooklyn duo will fight for Hardy’s WBO world featherweight world title on a Matchroom and DAZN card that features Devin Haney v. Zaur Abullaev for the WBC world lightweight title and Danny Roman’s unified super bantamweight title defence versus Murodjan Akhmadaliev.
The fight is huge for women’s boxing and huge in it’s own right, but it’s worth noting that the September 13 clash set for Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater has more than just local pride and a world title on the line.
Both fighters have agreed a deal to fight Katie Taylor if they emerge victorious and will secure a career best payday as a result.
In the case of Hardy, she has always been open to fighting the undisputed lightweight world champ, while Serrano and Taylor have been linked for some time.
Indeed, it was believed the seven-weight world champion and the current face of women’s boxing would meet in December of this year, but despite an agreement being put in place the controversial Puerto Rican has been vocal about potentially not proceeding with the clash.
Speaking in Dublin this week, Lou DiBella confirmed the Hardy-Serrano fight was close to being announced and confirmed both have agreed terms to fight Taylor if they win.
Indeed, Irish America- Hardy is aware that the fight will be used as a chance to build a Taylor Serrano super fight.
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“We found out in February that as a super-champion Amanda could call out any champion in any weight division and she would be the next defense — and she chose me,” Hardy said.
“I didn’t get this far in the boxing game to not know how it works, they’re hyping up a big fight between her and Katie Taylor and this is the second of Amanda’s three-fight deal.”
Speaking about the fight Serrano said that “so many of the other champions vacated their belts to avoid fighting me but Heather is a true world champion who will not give up her belt,” Serrano went on to say.
“We know each other well and I’m honored to fight her for her World title. It’s nothing personal, just business for two girls from Brooklyn in the ring.”
Meanwhile the man Dennis Hogan has been hunting Jamie Munguia has confirmed his next opponent.
The Mexican has will fight Patrick Allotey, the WBO #11 fighter, on September 14.
After the controversy of the WBO light middleweight’s world title win over the Kildare man this year, DDP Promotions, who look after Hogan, were hopeful of a rematch.
However, the big for the weight puncher was linked to some big named fights and a move up to 160lbs.
Allotey, although competent, has defeats to Charles Manyuchi, Patrick Teixeira and Kanat Islam and is quite the underwhelming opponent.
Team Hogan are expected to announce some big fight news of their own soon.