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Amanda Serrano focused Brazilian Da Silva not Katie Taylor

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Amanda Serrano [37(27)-1(0)-1] doesn’t want to talk about Katie Taylor [15(6)-0] just yet.

The Puerto Rican returns to the ring on the same Matchroom Miami card as Luke Keeler this Thursday night and claims her sole focus is on winning in Florida.

The nine time world champion will face will face Brazil’s Simone Aparecida Da Silva [17(6)-14] in an eight-round┬ábout as she warms up for her ‘mega fight’ with the Bray sensation.

The seven weight world champ admits the clash is a keep busy encouther ahead of the eagerly anticipated and potentially historic Taylor fight, but is adamant it deserves her full attention.

The Brooklyn based Puerto Rican believes her Brazilian foe has the potential to be dangerous and as a result she is all about Da Silva rather than Taylor for now.

“This fight is [to stay busy] for my big fight in April against the undisputed 135-pound champion Katie Taylor, but I want to make it clear that my focus right now is Da Silva, who despite having not that┬ápretty of a┬árecord,┬áis still┬áa strong opponent who has faced the best and endures,ÔÇŁ said Serrano.

Once Da Silva and Thursday are navigated successful all attention will turn to Taylor.

Eddie Hearn has revealed the pair will trade leather in New York in April.

What’s being built as the ‘biggest fight in female boxing’ could be a history making one, as Matchroom have plans to make it a Madison Square Garden bill topper, making it the first ever female bill topper at the iconic venue.

Serrano-Da Silva will be carried by DAZN. The headline fight of the event will feature World Boxing Organization middleweight world champion Demetrius Andrade, who in his third starting defense will face Luke Keeler.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com