Highly anticipated Serrano vs. Taylor rematch set for July 20

Ireland's Katie Taylor, left, punches Amanda Serrano during the second round of a lightweight championship boxing match on April 30, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

By Mivette Vega

April 16, 2024

The fight will be the co-main event of another anticipated clash between Most Valuable Promotions founder Jake Paul and Mike Tyson.

There’s finally a date for the highly anticipated rematch between Puerto Rican champion Amanda Serrano and Irish boxer Katie Taylor.

On Tuesday, Serrano and her promoter Most Valuable Promotions announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) that she will face Taylor on July 20, at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

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The fight will be the co-main event of another anticipated clash between Most Valuable Promotions founder Jake Paul and Mike Tyson. Netflix will broadcast the fights.

Serrano and Taylor fans have had to wait two years for this. The two boxers first fought each other on April 30, 2022, in New York. It was a historic fight because it was the first time a women’s fight has headlined at Madison Square Garden. Taylor won by a close split decision.

This rematch was originally scheduled for May 20, 2023, in Dublin, but in February of that year, Serrano suffered an injury that would prevent her from competing.

In her announcement, Serrano said the fight will be 10 two-minute rounds, as Taylor wants, instead of the 12 three-minute rounds that the Puerto Rican fought in her last outing.

“She’s the champion, so that’s what we’ll do. I think I won our first fight, but I didn’t get the decision. This time, I’m not leaving it to the judges. No more ‘sweet’ Serrano. War mentality activated,” she wrote.

Serrano is currently the World Boxing Organization (WBO), World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and International Boxing Organization (IBO) champion.

Meanwhile, Taylor has lightweight belts from WBO, WBA, WBC, IBO, and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

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This fight will bring Serrano back into the ring after her fight against Nina Meinkein on March 2 was canceled just minutes before it was supposed to take place in a packed Coliseo de Puerto Rico. She was unable to fight because of an injured eye, caused by a chemical substance.

On Monday, Serrano delivered to the Puerto Rico Professional Boxing Commission (CBPPR) the medical documentation certifying that she has recovered from the eye injury that prevented her from fighting against Meinkein. The CBPP had indefinitely suspended Serrano, but after the documentation was submitted the suspension was lifted.

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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