Retirement Reversed – Amanda Serrano promises WAR with Katie Taylor

Just days after re-confirming her boxing retirement, Amanda Serrano [35(26)-1(0)-1] is promising to go to war with Katie Taylor [11(5)-0].

As recent as Wednesday the only female fighter to win world titles in six weight classes told that she was fully committed to mixed martial arts and would not return to the ring to face Taylor

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Indeed, the Puerto Rican went as far as to dismiss a bout with Taylor claiming  ‘one payday isn’t going to get me back’.

However after watching her older sister Cindy get outclassed by the IBF and WBA world lightweight champion, Serrano was once again calling for a shot at the Irish great.

Following last night’s fight in Boston, for which Amanda was ringside, the younger Serrano tweeted: “Congrats to Katie Taylor for her win tonight against my sister Cindy.”

“I hope I get my shot. I promise it will be a toe to toe war! I’m not moving nowhere! I think it will be one of the biggest female fights.”

“Lou DiBella [Serrano’s promoter], please make it.”

It would seem likely that the Brooklyn-based boxer will get her wish.

Taylor believes it’s the biggest fight out there for her at present and the Wicklow puncher’s manager, Brian Peters, revealed an offer five times Serrano’s career high purse has previously been put on the table by promoter Eddie Hearn.

In addition to this, a certain narrative is already developing – from Serrano’s trash talk during the Summer, to Taylor’s humiliation of her sister last night, and the controversial statements of coach Jordan Maldonado during and after the fight at the TD Garden.

Taylor looks likely to be out before the year is out but it won’t be back-to-back Serrano sisters for the unified champion with Hearn hoping to secure her a unification with WBO champ Rose Volante for the DAZN ‘blockbuster’ show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday December 15th.

The first half of 2019 looks likely for a Serrano scrap – perhaps on St Patrick’s Weekend in March or around Puerto Rico Day in June.


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