When the mega-fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano was announced it put a spotlight on the two like they’ve never experienced in their carriers. The hype that the fight had and the history that was to be made made you hope that it lived up to expectations and that hopefully neither fighter succumbed to the pressure that came along with it. This fight alone can define not only their careers but the future of women’s boxing.
April 30th came and the boxing world was abuzz with two fights. Shakur Stevenson – Oscar Valdez and Taylor – Serrano. Taylor – Serrano talk took over as the top topic which says a lot considering the star power Stevenson and Valdez possess.
The beginning of the fight Taylor used her speed and boxing to outsmart Serrano but every punch Serrano threw felt like a brick hitting Taylor. Serrano took over the middle rounds and had Taylor in trouble when Serrano landed several unanswered power shots. Taylor made out out of the round but the heat was still on in the following round.
Taylor got her wind in second half of the fight and resumed outboxing Serrano but did not get away without taking her fair share of punishment. The fight could have gone either way in the last two rounds and both fighters fought tooth and nail like they were down on the cards.
When all was said and done Taylor won a split decision and they fight did wonders for the fighters, their careers and women’s boxing. It will truly go down as one of the best fights in women’s boxing.
What’s next for the two? It’ll be nice to do it twice. Keep the ball rolling and continue setting the standard in hopes that the other fighters and promoters follow suit and the women’s division is not to be ignored.