Following one of the most exciting fights of 2022, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will contest a hotly-anticipated rematch in Dublin later this year.
It was undisputed lightweight champion Taylor that claimed victory via a split-decision during their first fight at Madison Square Garden last April, as she retained her belts, but both fighters were immediately keen to get a rematch sorted.
That reunion has now been confirmed after Taylor joined Serrano in the ring following the Puerto Rican's unanimous decision victory over Erika Cruz on Saturday night and once again all the lightweight belts will be on the line.
|What||Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano II|
|When||Saturday 20th May, 2023|
|How to watch||DAZN|
|Odds||Katie Taylor 8/15, Amanda Serrano 11/8|
The fight is scheduled to take place on 20th May 2023 just over 13 months after the first meeting between the pair that Taylor won via a split decision. The exact times for the fight are yet to be confirmed.
After winning the first bout at the iconic Madison Square Garden, Taylor will now fight on home soil in Ireland for the very first time as a professional, with the bout scheduled to take place in Dublin.
The exact venue for the world title fight is yet to be confirmed, but Croke Park has been mentioned as one possibility, with the Gaelic Athletic Association HQ boasting a capacity of over 80,000.
Yes. The fight will be available to stream live on DAZN in the UK.
As the holder of all the belts, Taylor is the 8/15 favourite to retain the titles she has held since successfully beating Delfine Persoon in June 2019.
Serrano has won both of her bouts since her defeat to Taylor and she is 11/8 to inflict the first defeat of the Irish fighter's professional career.
Yes, all five of Taylor's lightweight titles will be on the line. The 36-year-old has held the WBA belt since 2017, the IBF title since 2018 and the WBC, WBO, and The Ring accolades since 2019.
Serrano is the undisputed featherweight champion after adding the WBA title to her WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring belts with her victory over Cruz, although none of those belts will be up for grabs when she renews her rivalry with Taylor.
Taylor is unbeaten and has won all 22 of her fights as a professional, with six of those successes coming via knockout.
An Olympic gold medallist at the 2012 Games in London, Taylor won her first world title as she claimed the WBA belt with a unanimous decision victory over Anahi Ester Sanchez in October 2017.
She then added the IBF title the following year with victory over Victoria Bustos before claiming the WBO title by stopping Rose Volante in the penultimate round of their title fight in March 2019.
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Later that year Taylor added the WBC and The Ring titles by beating Persoon and she has gone on to defend those belts seven times, including with her success over Serrano.
Taylor has fought once since that unanimous decision success in New York, as she saw off the challenge of Karen Carabajal at the SSE Arena in London last October.
Serrano has been a professional a lot longer than Taylor, with her first fight coming against Jackie Trivilino in 2009, seven years before her rival turned pro.
In total, Serrano has won 44 of her 47 professional bouts, drawing one other and losing twice, including to Taylor last year.
The 34-year-old's only other defeat came early in her career when she lost to Frida Wallberg in 2012, but like against Taylor, that defeat was via unanimous decision and she has never been stopped in her professional career.
Serrano has fought twice since her defeat to Taylor, adding the IBF and The Ring titles to her WBC, WBO and IBO featherweight belts with victory over Sarah Mahfoud last September before retaining those accolades and claiming the WBA title with victory over Cruz.
The undercard for this world title fight is yet to be confirmed.