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“Let’s make this fight” – Amanda Serrano wants Taylor fight but calls for fairness

Amanda Serrano [36(27)-1(1)] giveth and taketh away in just two tweets.

The record-breaking Puerto Rican fighter declared ‘lets make this fight’ with regard to a much talked about mega meeting with Katie Taylor [13(6)-0], but proceeded to throw in a few caveats.

The younger sister of Cindy Serrano, who Taylor whitewashed in October of last year, claims she has yet to receive any form of offer, but has called for the fight makers to ‘be fair’ and reward her financially.

The seven-weight world champion is contractually obliged to fight  the Bray native, who tonight will attempted to become female boxing’s third reigning undisputed world champion, according to Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.

By all accounts the 30-year-old, who also competes in MMA, had a ‘fight Taylor clause’ forced into her three fight deal with DAZN.

“Lou DiBella signed a contract for Amanda Serrano to fight Katie Taylor. Now they want to back out of that contract,” Hearn, told BoxingScene recently.

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“So we’ll see what happens with that fight. It’s a big fight. First things first, she’s got to get through this fight.”

However, whilst Team Taylor want Serrano and ‘the biggest fight in female boxing at present’ next – if the reigning IBF, WBA and WBO world champion manages to beat Delfine Persoon to add the WBC and Ring Magazine titles to her collection – Serrano suggests that a potential bout with the Irish star is meant to be the third leg of that contract.

The southpaw fought the first of those three fights in January and became WBO super flyweight world champion with victory over Austrian Eva Voraberger and hasn’t fought since.

“I was offered [three] fights by [promoter] Lou DiBella for Eddie Hearn and DAZN USA,” Serrano explained on social media.

“I gladly said yes [be]cause I want the fight [with] Katie and [i]t’s the fight all fans want [to] see. I NEVER received ANY agreement letter from LOU. Only my 1st Fight contract. Let’s make this fight & stop talking, guys.”

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Once a second fight is formally offered and agreed to, the Brooklyn-based pound-for-pound entrant is adamant she wants to fight Taylor.

“Any girl in the sport would fight each other for the right purse. I’m willing to do it this year! Let’s just make the right offer for the biggest fight and let’s go. She’s getting good money why can’t I? It takes two to tango. Be fair!”


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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