Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano will 'blow the doors off women's boxing, says Eddie Hearn

Taylor and Serrano are scheduled to go head-to-head this Saturday, with four belts on the line in a blockbuster clash.

Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will make history this weekend by becoming the first female fighters to headline at Madison Square Gardens.

The historic New York venue has played host to many iconic fights throughout the years, and Taylor vs Serrano will be the latest chapter in it's legendary boxing history.

Ireland's Taylor is currently the undisputed champion, holding the lightweight WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF belts. But Puerto Rico's seven-weight champion Serrano is expected to put up a huge challenge to the 35-year-old's reign.

Furthermore, the anticipation for the fight has been bubbling away. Initially scheduled for May 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic saw the fight postponed, and two years later it's finally back on.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn spoke of the fight earlier this week, and suggested it wasn't only one the biggest women's boxing matches, but also one of the biggest fights of all time.

"This has been billed as the biggest female fight of all time, but actually it's one of the biggest fights of all time.

"I'm so confident in the fight itself that if it's the fight I'm absolutely convinced it will be, it will blow the doors off women's boxing and boxing in general.

"It will just be the start of so many big, major fights for females."

With Taylor currently boasting a 20-0 record with six knockouts throughout her career, she's been billed the pound-for-pound best female boxer in the world.

However, Serrano is undoubtedly her biggest challenger, and after winning nine titles across seven divisions, the 33-year-old will head into the clash full of confidence.

"It's the undisputed champion against a seven-division champion. It's kind of like the Mayweather-Pacquiao of women's boxing," Hearn added.

"But also, I feel with the emergence of women's boxing, this is raising the bar to a level that will allow all those other big fights to become bigger.

"It will inspire a new generation of women fighters as well, not just at grassroots level, I'm also talking about professional level."

Due to the fight taking place in America, ring walks at MSG are expected around 10pm local time, or 3am BST.

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