Katie Taylor [10(5)-0] will defend her WBA and IBF lightweight titles versus Cindy Serrano in Boston on October 20th but a win over the Puerto Rican will no longer lead to a mega fight with Amanda Serrano.
Younger sister Amanda [35(26)-1(0)] is the far higher-profile and outspoken of the boxing siblings but women’s boxing’s only ever six-weight world champion has announced her retirement from the sport.
The New York-based puncher had sent verbals the way of Taylor and had been frequently mentioned as a potential 2019 opponent for the Wicklow woman but this now looks unlikely
After winning the WBO light welterweight belt last month, the 29-year-old has announced that she is to focus solely on her mixed martial arts career.
So it’s a Rap for my Boxing career I’m going to concentrate on becoming a Full Time MMA Fighter. My company @combateamericas has shown me that this is the sport I should be in permanently. Press release out soon @campbellcombate @loudibella @afromike76 pic.twitter.com/jkeQOGfMz9
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) October 3, 2018
Serrano debuted in the octagon earlier this year, being held to a draw in her debut.
The Caribbean fighter has been outspoken regarding the lack of earning potential for female boxers – especially in contrast to female mixed martial artists.
With this in mind – the potential money involved in a Taylor fight could perhaps tempt ‘The Real Deal’ back to the ring.
Taylor’s trainer, Ross Enamait, had a different view.
I ran this tweet through Google Translate and it came back with:
“I don’t want to fight Katie Taylor.” https://t.co/3ULtXt98Mh
— Ross Enamait (@rosstraining) October 4, 2018
The Bray boxer is currently finishing off camp in Connecticut ahead of her fight with the elder Serrano [27(10)-5(0)-3].
This clash at the TD Garden and will be aired in Ireland on Sky Sports and in America on DAZN on a card which also features an IBF super featherweight title challenge for James Tennyson versus champion Tevin Farmer, and an appearance for Niall Kennedy.