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Katie Taylor Wants Serrano, Braekhus, Persoon in Next Three Fights

Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor is looking to return with a bang, once the coronavirus pandemic clears up.

Taylor is willing to have to take part in three big fights, back to back, against Amanda Serrano, Cecilia Braekhus and Delfine Persoon.

Taylor is already scheduled to face Serrano in the co-featured attraction to the heavyweight battle between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.


Promoter Eddie Hearn is planning to stage the Whyte-Povetkin event, behind closed doors, on a date in late July or August.

Taylor believes her legacy in the sport will catapult with fights against Serrano, Braekhus and Persoon.

Serrano is a seven division champion with big power in his punchers. Braekhus is the undefeated unified champion at welterweight, while Persoon nearly derailed Taylor in 2019 - and there are some who believe Persoon did enough to win the fight.

"It's all about legacy for me. I want to leave a great legacy, I want to be involved in the best fights," Taylor told The Boxing Show on Sky Sports.

"Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns fought each other in their primes and will be remembered for generations because of that. Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Ken Norton. These are legendary fights and these guys go down as legends of the sport. That's the sort of legacy I want to leave.

"I'm fighting Serrano next, there has been talk of me fighting Braekhus, and the Persoon rematch is very important. I'd be happy to fight those three next. They are huge fights and I want to be involved in the best fights possible. We are all still in our primes. That's what makes these mega-fights so special.

"The Persoon rematch is important because a lot of people had her winning the fight, so I definitely need to put that to bed. The next time I fight her I'll put on a better performance. It was a particularly bad performance that night but I dug deep and got the win in a close fight. It could have gone the other way but I'm grateful it went my way. I'm looking forward to the rematch and to put on a dominating performance."

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Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-11-2020

[QUOTE=famicommander;20558660]You can bring up Cecilia's age all you want but that doesn't change the fact that Serrano has NOTHING on her resume that indicates she stands a chance. We saw Cecilia beat a two division (135, 140) champ in utterly…

Comment by famicommander on 05-11-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20558613]Again, Braekhus will be 39 years old going on 40 by the time they fight. I'll find you so we can make a bet when that time comes. Assuming Serrano gets by Katie Taylor.[/QUOTE] You can bring up Cecilia's age…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-11-2020

[QUOTE=famicommander;20558282]Serrano has zero good wins above 126 and you think she's got a chance against the greatest ever at 147 (or a 145 catchweight)? Braekhus has never lost more than three rounds in any fight in her career and all…

Comment by Smash on 05-10-2020

i think taylor beats serrano

Comment by famicommander on 05-10-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20558223]We'll see about that. My money will be on Serrano if they fight.[/QUOTE] Serrano has zero good wins above 126 and you think she's got a chance against the greatest ever at 147 (or a 145 catchweight)? Braekhus has never…

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