The Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor left smoke in the environment for their historic fight with an epic face-to-face
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Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor, who will step into the ring at Madison Square Garden this Saturday in a historic bout, they made regulation weight on Friday and the table was set for what some have considered the greatest fight of all time in women’s boxing.
The Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, 33 years old, registered 133.6 pounds, while the Irish Katie Taylor, 35 years old and who is the defending champion of all the lightweight titles at stake, also made weight with 134.6 pounds in the ceremony held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The fight between the two legendary fighters will be in the most famous arena in the world, which had never had two women as stars of a boxing show.
After meeting the scale, Serrano and Taylor, who have a guaranteed purse of one million dollars each, raised the emotion of the Puerto Rican and Irish fans present by posing in a face to face that was sensational.
Amanda Serrano (42-1-1), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico but raised in New York, has been a world champion in seven different divisions, a Guinness record. She is currently the undisputed featherweight champion. Taylor (20-0), from Bray, Ireland, is one of the most decorated amateur boxers in history and has been a lightweight champion since 2017.
The fight, which can be seen on the streaming service DAZN, has captured the imagination of locals and strangers, including actress Charlize Theron, who revealed inspiration thanks to Serrano and Taylor.
“It took only 140 years to have 2 female fighters headline at MSG, but Taylor and Serrano did the damn thing.. You ladies inspire me and women everywhere to the core – can’t wait to see the fight!” Theron wrote on Twitter.
When Serrano was asked after the weigh-in what she needs to do to beat Taylor, the Puerto Rican said, “Just be the classic Amanda Serrano.”