History will be made this Saturday in New York when for the first time, a women’s boxing bout will headline the famous Madison Square Garden.
Live on DAZN, Katie Taylor takes on Amanda Serrano in what could be described as the biggest women’s boxing matchup of all time – and a watershed moment for the sport.
Taylor’s WBC, WBO, WBA-Super and IBF world titles, along with her undefeated record, will be on the line in this lightweight division contest, which on paper appears to be a real 50/50.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the problem with a 50/50 fight is, it makes it incredibly hard to pick a winner.
Katie Taylor’s rise to prominence is the stuff of dreams, and in just 20 professional fights it’s fair to say she has put the spotlight on women’s boxing like no other.
A gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics has been followed by nothing but success, and while she hasn’t headlined at the Garden, she has fought at the famous arena twice before, most recently defeating Delfine Persoon by majority decision on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019.
In Amanda Serrano, we have almost certainly the best Taylor has ever stepped into the ring with, and the Puerto Rican is one of the few female fighters with devastating knockout power.
That’s why this fight has captured the imagination of so many. Add in a little Eddie Hearn, a little Jake Paul – who having had Serrano compete on his undercards has now taken up the position of promoter – and you have the recipe for a showcase event. Our feature image above shows Eddie, Katie, Amanda and Jake atop the city’s iconic Empire State building.
In terms of what we think happens, we simply have to side with the sheer boxing IQ of the ‘The Bray Bomber’, as while Serrano may indeed be the best Taylor’s faced, the opposite is also true, with Serrano having never stepped into the ring with someone with Taylor’s credentials.
If it proves true that Taylor comes out victorious, it will almost certainly go the full 10, two-minute rounds, so Katie Taylor on points at 13/8 is our bet.
Other potential outcomes
It would of course be remiss of us not to mention the fact that Serrano is the betting favourite here at Betfred, currently at 4/5 to get the victory by any means.
That’s because, as we’ve mentioned, she packs some serious power. Of her 44 fights, she’s won 42, with an incredible 30 by way of TKO or KO, a ratio not often seen on the women’s side of things.
That’s why if you’re looking for some value, look no further than Amanda Serrano by KO, TKO or DQ at 3/1.
If you’re feeling a little brave, and fancy this one to explode early, be sure to look at some of our DAZN Specials for this one:
Amanda Serrano to Win Inside 60 Seconds – 125/1
Both Fighters to Be Knocked Down At The Same Time – 200/1
Katie Taylor to Win Inside 60 Seconds – 200/1
Either Fighter to Win Inside 10 Seconds – 1000/1
Most importantly, sit back, and enjoy what will be a truly historic night for women’s boxing.
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