Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor is set to face off against perhaps the toughest opponent of her career.
Matchroom Boxing announced that Taylor will defend the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF lightweight titles against multi-time world champion Amanda Serrano on May 2. The fight will be part of the card for the Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin card taking place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The fight had been one of great interest from both sides for more than a year with Serrano fighting on numerous Matchroom Boxing cards. Serrano will be looking to become just the second woman in history to become the undisputed lightweight champion.
Taylor first won the WBA title back in 2017 when she defeated Anahi Sanchez and later the WBO belt in 2018 and IBF belt in 2019. Taylor, a former Olympic gold medalist, became the undisputed lightweight champion in June 2019 at Madison Square Garden when she won a majority decision against Delfine Persoon. Afterwards, Taylor moved up in weight and became the WBO junior welterweight champion when she defeated Christina Linardatou this past November.
Serrano holds the Puerto Rican boxing record for having won titles in seven different weight classes from super flyweight all the way to junior welterweight. Serrano last fought on January 30 when she stopped Simone Aparecida Da Silva in the third round and before that, she won the WBO featherweight title with a unanimous decision win against Heather Hardy back in September 2019.