Venue: Madison Square Garden
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are expected to put on quite a show in what is the biggest-ever women’s boxing match in New York.
The WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF lightweight titles will be on the line at Madison Square Garden and this bout is set to go right down to the wire.
Serrano is rated slightly superior in terms of ability, but stepping up in weight against a warrior like Taylor will be tough.
It isn’t often that a draw stands out as the best bet in boxing, but Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano odds.
Katie Taylor Odds
Taylor achieved legendary status in the amateur ranks for Ireland, winning five World Championships, six European Championships and claiming gold at the 2012 Olympics in London.
As a pro, she secured the WBA lightweight title in just her seventh bout and continued to collect belts at a rapid rate.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing and most pundits felt KT was fortunate to get a split decision in her first clash with WBC title holder Delfine Persoon three years ago.
However, Taylor clearly won their rematch in August 2020 and has gone on to extend her record to 20-0.
Serrano may also take heart from how Natasha Jonas pushed Taylor close last year, but her incredible will-to-win always seems to pull her through.
“It’s the best versus the best and the winner is going to be the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” commented The Bray Bomber.
If forced to pick in a two-way market without the draw, 2.15 for KT to shade it would be our Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano prediction.
Amanda Serrano Odds
Serrano had just a brief amateur career and had to work her way up the hard way in the paid ranks.
An early draw with Ela Nunez and a disputed loss to Sweden’s Frida Wallberg for the WBC super-featherweight title in April 2012 halted her progress.
However, the Puerto Rican has since gone on to justify her nickname The Real Deal with 28 straight victories to reach 42-1-1.
Serrano has claimed world titles at four different weights and is similar to Taylor in terms of height and reach.
Visually, she has been the more impressive boxer at times, mixing up power punching with some silky skills and endless energy.
“We’re making history and that’s what I want to do – to continue opening doors for other women in this sport,” said the 33-year-old.
There is just the nagging doubt, though, that Taylor is more used to operating in this division.
We’ve done well recently in predicting when fights will end, tipping 1.36.
KT would be regarded as a bigger box-office and pay-per-view draw, which can always play a part in the scoring of close contests.
There is some appeal in backing each fighter to win by a split decision at 8.0, as different judges often prefer separate styles.
But with revenue records being smashed for women’s boxing, what better outcome than a stalemate which will force them to do it all over again?
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