Katie Taylor jokes that she would beat both Serrano Sisters on the same night


Katie Taylor [10(5)-0] will fight both Serrano sisters on October 6th if they want it.

Having defended her IBF and WBA titles in style in London on Saturday the Bray fighter’s focus now turns to Matchroom’s DAZN debut in Chicago.

The unified world champion is scheduled to face recent WBO featherweight champion Cindy ‘Checkmate’ Serrano in the Windy City.

Both Cindy Serrano [27(10)-5(0)-3] and her sister, five-weight world champion Amanda Serrano [34(26)-1(0)-1] have been vocal about the fact they feel the Olympic gold medal winner has taken what she believes is the easier of the two Serrano options.

However, Taylor, whose team have been critical of fellow big names and their lack of desire to fight, told IFL TV she would fight both on October 6th if the sisters are willing.

Although it was delivered tongue in cheek it is unusual to hear the Irish sporting legend smack talk to any degree but suggest she has become aware that she may have to name drop to tempt some of her fellow big female names to share the ring with her.

Indeed, it may even be in response to some chat from both, with the Puerto Rican pair chiding Taylor for taking the ‘easier’ option in Cindy, and with Amanda also pointing out that she had a superior performance and result against Kimberly Connor seven years ago when she was in her ‘prime’.

“I can’t wait this new platform has come at the right time for me,” Taylor stated when discussing what may be next.

“It’s a big, big fight for me and it was obviously announced a couple of weeks ago, but I had this fight to focus on first but now I have the job done I can turn my focus to that fight.”

“People are really excited about this fight. The clash of styles is going to be great it makes for a very, very exciting fight as well.”

“And then afterwards we can get the other sister or if she wants to fight on the same night I can do that as well. Why not?”

Taylor was speaking after she stopped her mandatory challenger Connor in the third round of a title defence on the Whyte-Parker undercard at the O2 Arena.

It was the Ross Enamait trained-fighter’s first stoppage in a world title fight and she claimed afterwards that she both needed it and was pleased with the manner in which it was achieved. .  

“I thought the finish was a huge improvement. In my previous fights I would have rushed in if I hurt someone, but I stayed nice and composed today.”

“I am very happy with the finish especially after I got a lump under the eye, I was happy to finish it early. I think I needed that stoppage today.”

Watch Katie Taylor’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

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