The biggest fight in women’s boxing history is set to descend on the boxing Mecca that is Madison Square Garden next weekend.
In the first female fight to headline MSG in its epic 140-year history, Katie Taylor puts her status as the undisputed lightweight champion on the line when she takes on Amanda Serrano, a bona fide legend of the women’s fight game and seven-weight world champion.
That blockbuster main event is joined by a rock-solid undercard that sees Liam Smith take on Jessie Vargas and Galal Yafai fight for the WBC international flyweight strap. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of an incredible night in the Big Apple…
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
When: Saturday, April 30
How To Watch: The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. The main card is scheduled to begin at 12:30am UK time with the main event ring walks scheduled for 3:15am.
Tale of the Tape:
Place Of Birth: Bray, Ireland
Alias: The Bray Bomber
Record: 20-0 (6)
Last Fight: The Bray Bomber beat Kazakhstan’s Firuza Sharipova via unanimous decison on the undercard of Conor Benn vs Chris Algeri in Liverpool back in December.
Place Of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Alias: The Real Deal
Record: 42-1-1 (30)
Last Fight: Serrano scored a unanimous decision win over former Katie Taylor foe Miriam Gutierrez in Tampa in December, a week after Taylor’s win over Sharipova.
What They Say:
“Amanda Serrano is a fantastic fighter, she’s a great champion and she’s not here for no reason. She deserves this opportunity as well. She’s been pioneering her own way and that’s why this fight is the best in female boxing history. We have champion versus champion. The best versus the best and this is why this fight is so special.
“This fight is at Madison Square Garden, the most iconic venue in boxing. The Mecca of boxing, really. You think of Madison Square Garden, and you think the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier these kinds of fights.
“It’s definitely a 50-50 fight. I think that a lot of people will have me, and a lot of people will have her before the fight. I love being involved in these kinds of fights.”
Full Card (Subject To Change):
Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano - WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF world lightweight titles
Jessie Vargas vs. Liam Smith - super welterweight
Franchon Crews Dezurn vs. Elin Cederroos - WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF super middleweight titles
Galal Yafai vs. Miguel Cartagena - WBC international flyweight title
Reshat Mati vs. Joe Eli Hernandez - welterweight
Khalil Coe vs. William Langston - light heavyweight
Austin Williams vs. Chordale Booker - WBA continental Americas middleweight title
Skye Nicolson vs. Shanecqua Paisley Davis - featherweight
Betfred Odds (Subject To Change):
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