Katie Taylor faces tough test in Boston but bookies expect another easy win

Irish boxing sensation Katie Taylor is scheduled to appear on a massive night for the sport when featuring on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO world middleweight title defence against fellow unbeaten fighter Demetrius Andrade.

32-year-old Taylor meets New Yorker Cindy Serrano with the IBF and WBA world lightweight titles decided after a 10x two-minute round contest. The fighting pride of Bray enters the ring with a perfect 10-bout record, five of her wins coming by way of knockout, but she faces what appears to be her toughest test to date in the experienced Serrano.

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Another knockout win expected

Fight fans last caught a glimpse of Taylor when she smashed Kimberly Connor into submission at the 02 Arena, London back in July. Such a swift return to action is rare amongst elite level fighters but the fact the victor got less than three rounds out of her opponent that night made the decision to throw her back into the deep end an easy one. Katie loves to fight and fans have really taken to her since making a winning debut late in 2016.

On paper, she faces a difficult evening’s work when matched with an opponent bringing 25 fights more experience but bookmakers have little doubt she’ll continue her unbeaten run and punters will find an 11th career victory marked up as the hot favourite in the latest boxing betting. With cramped odds unavoidable, backers must head to the method of victory market where another KO/TKO cheer will be popular amongst lovers of a better price.

Hot-shot Taylor is already celebrating success after being named Ireland’s Most Admired Sports Personality in a recent poll. She featured above famous names including Conor McGregor, but it came as little surprise. She’s a supremely talented athlete, great role model and is really doing her bit to raise the profile of women’s boxing across the world.

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Serrano unbeaten since 2012

What’s worth knowing about opponent Cindy Serrano? Well, it’s fair to say she’s not a household name among average followers of the sport but there’s no doubt she’s a talented fighter, as the 27-5-3 record suggests.

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican-born orthodox boxer carries a lowly 29% knockout average but, what she lacks in power, she more than makes up for in boxing ability, unbeaten since April 2012.

Since losing to Mikaela Lauren on points over six rounds in Sweden, Serrano has pieced together a 13-fight unbeaten run – 12 wins and a draw. She earned a shot at the big time when recording a narrow win over Edina Kiss of Hungary last time out and her team will be confident the underdog has enough in her armoury to upset the odds. Serrano shouldn’t be too popular in the betting ring but you can’t help but be impressed by the double-figure price tag attached.

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