Amanda Serrano has finally replied to Katie Taylor's Croke Park rematch request
This is what fans wanted to hear.
Speculation continues to grow about the possibility of Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor having their highly anticipated rematch in Croke Park, and the Puerto Rican champ has finally replied to the request.
Taylor defeated the multi-weight world champion last summer in an epic bout in Madison Square Garden, but many did not see the victory as conclusive.
Serrano's promotor Jake Paul is adamant that his fighter won the match, and so talk of a rematch was born pretty much immediately after the final bell.
However, as she holds three world title belts at featherweight, it just makes sense for her to unify that division first.
The current WBA champ Erika Cruz, has been confirmed as Serrano's next likely opponent, with the winner taking a full sweep of world titles.
The good news is that Croke Park is still very much on the cards, and we could see Taylor v Serrano in the summer.
“I want to go from this unification to my rematch in Ireland vs Katie.
"My entire career I’ve done these weight jumps, I’m that person.”
Taylor defeated Karen Elizabeth Carabajal by unanimous decision last week and said she was willing to wait until the summer for a bout.
“I am happy to wait a few months for the biggest fight of my career on the biggest stage you could ask for. That is a dream event for me.
"I think that would be the biggest event in women’s boxing history."
As it stands, it looks likely that Serrano will fight Cruz early in the new year, while the rematch with Taylor will take place some time after May next summer.
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