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Amanda Serrano believes Persoon beat Taylor and calls for mega fight to be made

Amanda Serrano [36(1)-1(0)-1] was happy to see rival Katie Taylor [14(6)-0] become the third reigning undisputed world female champion in Madison Square Garden last night.

However, she believes Delfine Persoon [42(18)-2(1)] rather than the Bray fighter should be polishing  the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine titles today.

The seven weight world champion scored the entertaining blood and guts battle in favour of the Belgian, but was happy to see Taylor maintain her unbeaten status.

It’s not the Brooklyn based fighter was rooting for Taylor because the pair are friendly ala Clarissa Shields, who was ringside for the clash, rather the 30 year old wants to the be the one to break one the biggest name in female boxing’s 0.

In fairness to the out spoken Puerto Rican she didn’t claim robbery and revealed the outcome didn’t upset her because of what it means for her future and due to the close nature of the fight, but she did score proceedings in favour of the former WBC world champion.

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The current super flyweight world title holder was the fight Taylor wanted after Persoon and when pushed on ‘what next’ even before last nights fight she did mention Serrano.

Indeed, she billed it as a mega fight the world wanted to see. A possible Persoon rematch may delay a bout with a fighter whose sister, Cindy was whitewashed by Taylor back in October of last year, as might the fact Hearn has hinted Taylor may return on an Anthony Joshua undercard in London in the Autumn- Taylor v Serrano has New York written all over it.

However, the southpaw, who has flipped from being coy to all but demanding the fight, wants it next and has called on her team to get it made.

Speaking on social media soon after last night’s thriller Serrano said:


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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