Amanda Serrano Talks Katie Taylor
Presently, a large segment of the boxing world is extremely giddy after hearing that the super fight between seven division world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (38-1-1, 28 KO’s) and undisputed lightweight and WBO super lightweight champion Katie Taylor (15-0, 6 KO’s) is a done deal.
Taylor’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions, was the first to legitimize the announcement. Since the news has become public knowledge, Serrano has also come forward to share her excitement about the swiftly approaching dust-up.
RESPECT MY RESUME
As can only be expected, the Real Deal is notably jazzed about her next assignment against Taylor. Not only is it a huge fight, it’s another opportunity to display her greatness as a professional fighter. However, there have been some less than favorable byproducts of the long talked about showdown.
One such detractor is the fact that many in the boxing world have been ignoring her other fights in their eagerness to drool over the Taylor bout. This has been so prevalent that even after making history, by winning titles in seven separate divisions, many turned a complete blind-eye to the major accomplishment.
After dropping down a whopping 25lbs to face, and easily beat, Eva “The Golden Baby” Voraberger (25-7, 11 KO) for the vacant WBO world super flyweight title, most in the media could only ask about the potential fight with Katie Taylor. Understandably, this has been a rather large irritation for Serrano as she explained to IFL TV.
“At the time, when I won the seven divisions, people wasn’t even acknowledging that I won seven divisions. The question was Katie Taylor. And I’m like, ‘hello, I just made history!’ But now we can talk about Katie Taylor because that’s the next fight coming up.”
SERRANO TALKS LOCATION AND PREPARATION
Now that she herself can slap on her blinders and focus solely on the Taylor fight having satisfied all other obligations, Serrano really doesn’t have a preference for fight location. At the moment, it’s still unknown whether or not the prizefight will be staged in the US or the UK.
“[on preferred location] I really don’t care, it doesn’t matter for me, it’s a business. It could be in the UK, it could be in the states, wherever Matchroom boxing wants to put the fight you know. The outcome is going to be the same, it’s going to be a hell of a fight, it’s going to be great for female boxing and I’m just so happy to be a part of it.
…I’ve been there, done that, I’ve fought overseas, I’ve fought in New York, I would love to fight in New York, but I’ve never fought in the UK. So I know I heard there’s great fans over there, so I would like to win one or two fans in the UK.”
While the location of the meaningful fight is not a pressing matter for Serrano, preparation is. The Real Deal is fully aware the she will need to bring her A-game if she is going to best the formidable Taylor in the ring, and her mind is already getting set into battle mode.
“I have to put in the work if I am going to win, I have to put in the work and I have a great team behind me that’s going to tell me what I need to do, be able to adjust in that ring, But yeah, we’re very confident in becoming the undisputed champion…the wait is going to be worth it!”
By: Bakari Simpson