Serrano Favored To End Taylor’s Streak
In this battle of women’s superstar boxers, the boxing odds favor the smaller Amanda Serrano to end Katie Taylor’s undefeated streak. Serrano is moving up to the lightweight division to take on the undisputed champion in Taylor. This is the biggest fight in women’s boxing and will be the first to headline Madison Square Garden.
Taylor Must Reach New Level
Will Taylor take her skills to another level? She needs to when she gets her toughest test against Serrano. Taylor has utterly dominated her competition since she’s been an amateur. She has 18 gold medals and is one of eight boxers to hold all four major world titles simultaneously.
However, Taylor has not fought anyone close to her level in a while. While she does not take anyone lightly, it is hard to be pushed to reach greater heights when you are just tooling the competition. No offense to the likes of Firuza Sharipova or Jennifer Han, but Taylor was the easiest bet online.
Many believe Taylor, 35, is already slowing down. That is hard to tell given that she is still beating everyone so effortlessly. As a fast-paced and aggressive boxer, Taylor is the one to dictate the pace. But against a boxer like Serrano, we will see how well Taylor can adjust if she is the one being pushed back.
Serrano Going for History
Serrano has done everything in boxing. She is the only female boxer to win titles in more than four weight classes and she is one of only two boxers with a championship in at least seven weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao is the other.
But to be known as the greatest boxer of all time, Serrano has to take out Taylor. She will cement her legacy by beating her toughest opponent – and someone who defeated her sister, Cindy.
Like Taylor, Serrano has come a long way. She is 33 and has been playing host to boxing clinics for over 13 years. But it took a YouTube celebrity-turned boxer to help push Serrano into the limelight. Better late than never. And like her opponent, Serrano also has a fan-friendly style. She is a well-oiled boxing machine and will keep coming forward until her opponent has to be saved by the referee. How effective will this be against the bigger Taylor?
Taylor vs Serrano Head-to-Head
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano have constantly been linked together, but this is the first time they will meet. Taylor previously fought Cindy Serrano, Amanda’s elder sister, who she beat by unanimous decision. This may help Amanda some as Cindy and the coaching team have experience to relay to her.
Taylor vs Serrano Fight Information
- Fight: Taylor (c) (20-0-0, 6 KOs) vs Serrano (42-1-1, 30 KOs)
- Location: Madison Square Garden
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 30, 9 p.m. ET
- Live stream: Box Live
Taylor vs Serrano Betting Lines
Taylor vs Serrano Prediction
In this monumental fight, we like Serrano to edge Taylor. This is a tough one to call and there is plenty of value in the underdog on the online sportsbook. However, we can’t deny the speed advantage Serrano will have. Taylor is bigger but Serrano also hits harder as evidenced by the disparity in their knockout ratio: 30% against 71.4%.
Serrano will be the one dictating the fight as she will be able to beat Taylor to the punch and even hurt her. But Taylor is durable and won’t go down so this will go to the judges. Ultimately, you have to favor the one throwing and landing more shots and that is “The Real Deal” Serrano.