I’ll KO Katie when they stop building her record – Amanda Serrano sends out Taylor warning
The longer you leave it the more dangerous a fight it will be – that’s Amanda Serrano‘s message for Katie Taylor [9(4)-0].
It could be, at least, two fights away but the Puerto Rican is extremely confident of dethroning the reigning WBA and IBF lightweight champion.
The younger of the two boxing Serrano sisters has been vocal about her desire to fight the two belt world champion over the last 12 months only to see her sister Cindy [27(10)-5(0)-3] secure the clash for October 6th.
The Olympic gold medal winner defends her titles against American Kimberley Connor as part of the Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker undercard this weekend in London and it was also confirmed this month that she would face Cindy Serrano on the inaugural Matchroom USA DAZN show in Chicago this Autumn.
The elder sister, who last held the WBO featherweight title, claims Team Taylor believe they have taken what they see is the easier of the Serrano tests but her young sister claims the delay is at their peril.
Recent WBO super bantamweight champion Amanda [34(26)-1(0)-1] is confident her sister will cause the Irish sporting legend problems but is even more confident that she herself will knock out the Bray native.
“I’ve made it clear I’d love to fight her,” Serrano told Irish-Boxing.com.
“Never in a disrespectful way but like I said we want the best. They keep going around me but it’s fine, I’m younger than her so I don’t think I’ll get old waiting! “
“I want to fight her because I believe I can beat her. She doesn’t posses too much power and that I have more than enough. If she stands with me she’ll be another KO on my record.”
“Katie is an excellent fighter, us as fighters always want to fight the best. She is on her way to becoming just that,” added the Lou DiBella-managed five-weight world champion.
There have been suggestions a Cindy Serrano fight is the perfect scrap to make a clash with her younger sister more marketable.
The 29-year-old southpaw will no doubt be supporting her sibling on the Matchroom card but remains hopeful Eddie Hearn has her in mind as a future opponent.
“I hope so,” she responded when asked if this fight could increase the likelihood of a fight between her and the five time world amateur champion.
“But myself and my sister are total opposites. She’s an orthodox I’m a southpaw, she’s a boxer, I’m a puncher.”
“I’ll be ready for Katie when they stop building up her record. Like I said I’m a little more than two years younger, a ton stronger, so the longer she waits the older she gets!”
Commenting on Cindy’s bout with Taylor, Amanda refuted claims her sister, who moves up two weights might be too small for the all conquering Irish favourite.
“My sister is a veteran and knows the ring well I believe she’ll be fine in there with anyone. Size doesn’t matter, my sister is actually an inch taller and has fought as high as 147lbs [welterweight].”