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Katie Taylor: In My Opinion - Amanda Serrano Did Not Want The FIght!

Unified lightweight champion Katie Taylor does not believe Amanda Serrano was serious about their showdown, which fell apart after months of back and forth talks.

Taylor and Serrano were scheduled to fight on several dates, and the bout was postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A concrete date was finally scheduled for August 22, at Matchroom's Fight Camp in Brentwood.


But Taylor and Serrano were unable to reach an agreement on the financial terms, leading to their bout falling apart.

A deal was quickly made for Taylor to face Delfine Persoon in a rematch. Taylor won a razor close decision over Persoon in June of 2019 - and some felt the decision should have gone the other way.

However, Taylor has doubts that Serrano was legitimately interested in having the fight happen.

"My opinion is that Serrano didn't want the fight," Taylor said to Sky Sports.

"I was training for the fight since January, it was scheduled for May but postponed, rescheduled for July then for August, then she pulled out. She came out with excuse after excuse after excuse. I don't think she had any intention of stepping into the ring with me.

"This isn't me bashing Serrano, she is a great fighter, but I don't think she wants the big fights. Looking at her career, she has picked and chosen all of her opponents. She's a seven-weight world champion but six of those were for vacant titles where she has picked her opponent.

"She doesn't want the big fights. She's a great fighter but we won't know how great because she isn't willing to step in the ring with someone who will challenge her."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Smash on 08-14-2020

well part of boxing is sometimes travelling to your opponents country, most likely u will have to win very well to get the win, thats how boxing is most of the time, im sure serrano knew this when she signed…

Comment by richardt on 08-14-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20704624]I was accused of hating Blacks yesterday, you guys need to make up your minds. There is a clear agenda to get rid of me, for kicking real facts.[/QUOTE]You become an instant fan of any fighter who opposes a European…

Comment by spazdarn on 08-14-2020

[QUOTE=BlackR0bbb;20704529]You mean "box" the way Katie Taylor boxed the night she got her face beaten in by Delphine Persoon?[/QUOTE] Taylor had one **** fight, loads of fighters have off nights. She is actually going in there for the rematch which…

Comment by Ray* on 08-14-2020

[QUOTE=BlackR0bbb;20704303]Then maybe Lou should stop taking on major fighters and relegate himself to being a regional promoter. If Taylor-Serrano is on the Whyte-Povetkin undercard, where is the money to pay either fighter going to come from unless DAZN is ok…

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-14-2020

[QUOTE=richardt;20704028]In before 24HourBum goes on his usual foaming at the mouth European hate fest.[/QUOTE] I was accused of hating Blacks yesterday, you guys need to make up your minds. There is a clear agenda to get rid of me, for…

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