Katie Taylor remains The Queen!
Written by Emjay on May 1, 2022
In what was without doubt, one of the greatest night’s of boxing in many a year, a bloodied Katie Taylor (21-0, 6 Kos) defended her WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA undisputed lightweight titles by split decision over seven-division titleholder Amanda Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs) in Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday night.
It was a meeting of two of the pound-for-pound best female fighters in the world in front of a capacity crowd and the first ever women’s boxing event to headline at the historic venue.
Taylor appeared to win the first few with excellent counters, Serrano stormed back in the fifth where it appeared that she might stop Taylor in a very dominant round, but Taylor fought back late in the encounter to edge a close decision 97-93 and 96-93 with one judge scoring it 96-94 for Serrano. “I wasn’t as hurt as people may think,” Taylor said, “I wasn’t worried. I knew (the fifth) was a tough, tough round. I knew that was Amanda’s round but I knew I was okay; I knew I was stable coming back to the corner. I just had to regroup and reset and I actually won the next round.”
“I went up two divisions to fight Katie Taylor. Once again, she’s a strong fighter, she’s a warrior, she’s Irish, and I mean she was able to withstand the power and come back,” Serrano said.
With the immediate talk of a rematch after the encounter, I feel that there is not a single person that would not pay to see these warriors put on another show.