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Coach calls for Amanda Serrano to ‘stop ducking’ Katie Taylor

Ross Enamait wants Amanda Serrano [38(28)-1(0)-1] to ‘stop ducking’ Katie Taylor [17(6)-0].

Taylor retained her four lightweight world titles thanks to a masterful display against Miriam Gutierrez at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports on Saturday night.

Not long after the points victory, attention turned to future challenges and whats next. A host of names have been dropped and Taylor is open to all comers, but some standout for her trainer.

Discussing the options Enamait mentioned seven weight world champion Serrano, who after agreeing to fight Taylor early last year rebuffed the chance to trade leather in August.

“There’s a lot of girls out there,” Enamait told Sky Sports. “Whether Serrano stops ducking, there’s plenty of girls at 130[lbs], 135[lbs], 140[lbs].

“I think you know everybody who’s out there as well as everybody else. Whoever wants to step up I guess.”

Speaking with regard to what’s next promoter Eddie Hearn wasn’t limiting the options. Pre the fight he was most vocal about a cross over clash with MMA name Cris Cyborg, but in the aftermath he mentioned a number of names.

“There isn’t anyone she wouldn’t fight,” Hearn said. “You can go through them. Like Ross said, we’ve tried for the Serrano fight. We love the winner of Braekhus against McCaskill, that’s the undisputed welterweight championship.

“You’ve got Chantelle Cameron, I think will be undisputed soon at 140, that’s a big fight in 2021 as well. Natasha Jonas is up there, Terri Harper could come up from 130 when she’s become undisputed. You’ve got Mikaela Mayer. There are just so many challenges, but the great news is she won’t duck one of them.

“You couldn’t suggest a fight that she would say no to, but she does want to push the boundaries. Cyborg is a great fight. We know it’s a crossover fight with MMA, but honestly there are so many different options.”

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