Serrano On Taylor Rematch: “I’m Not Leaving It Up To The Judges”

Can Amanda Serrano Gain Sweet Revenge Against Katie Taylor?

Amanda Serrano in the ring with Katie Taylor
Amanda Serrano (MVP/Esther Lin) hopes to beat Katie Taylor (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) by stoppage

Amanda Serrano Determined to End Taylor Rematch by Stoppage


Unified featherweight champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) has landed her long-awaited rematch with reigning 140-pound champion Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KOs). The Real Deal is promising that this time around, Taylor will not make it to the final bell.

The fight will occur on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas live on Netflix for Taylor’s titles. Serrano posted the following statement on social media:

“Finally!!! I promised my fans this rematch, and I wanted it to be 12×3-minute rounds. But Katie wanted 10×2 – she’s the champ, so that is what we will do. I believe I won our first fight, but I didn’t get the decision.

This time, I’m not leaving it to the judges. No more sweet Serrano. War mentality activated. Thank you, Jordan, Nakisa, Jake, Mike, and Netflix, for making the biggest women’s boxing event ever. See you soon, Katie.”

HOW WE GOT HERE

Taylor and Serrano previously engaged in a thrilling battle in April 2022, with Taylor winning by a split decision in a fight that occurred at 135 pounds.

Since then, Taylor won the undisputed junior welterweight title with a rematch victory over Chantelle Cameron in November 2023. Serrano won the undisputed featherweight title courtesy of a unanimous decision over Erika Cruz Hernandez in February 2023.

RISING CONCERNS?

While The Real Deal is promising a knockout, her vaunted power has been missing in recent outings. Serrano hasn’t stopped an opponent since her ninth-round stoppage over Daniela Bermudez in September 2021.

There are also some health concerns for the featherweight champion. An eye injury forced the cancellation of a scheduled March 2 fight with Nina Meinke. So, coming into the Taylor versus Serrano rematch, the junior welterweight champion seems to have all the momentum.

In their first battle, Serrano had Taylor on the verge of being stopped before Taylor rallied to grab the win. On July 20 in Texas, Serrano is determined to finish her rival for good.

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