October 28, 2020
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Another first for Katie as she’s tipped to headline at Madison Square Garden

How many firsts can one woman achieve? Katie Taylor has been tipped to be the first female boxer to headline at Madison Square Garden against Amanda Serrano next April.

“My aim for Katie Taylor is for her to become one of the biggest stars in sport,” promoter Eddie Hearn said yesterday.

“Forget female or male, just a star of the sport, to give her the credibility, and get her the money that would be ground-breaking in the sport and (an amount) I want her to walk away with.

“I think Serrano has to be next and I think it will be. I think that should come in April and that should come in New York. I think that could be the first all-female main event to headline at the Garden.

“It’s a monstrous fight. (Those three fights) could be her year. Even if you get two of the three. Persoon is going to the Olympics which is a bit of a ‘gutter’, let her do her thing. First thing first, let’s lock in this Serrano fight. Everybody seems to want the fight. I think Amanda is doing an MMA fight in January. Let her do that and let’s make this fight in April. It’s a wonderful fight.”

Serrano, who has collected seven titles, more than any other female in boxing history, has previously turned down the chance to fight Taylor camp, despite arecord of 27 knockouts in 37 pro fights and losing just once.

The 33-year-old from Bray is set to vacate the super lightweight strap in order to pursue the Serrano fight.

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