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29th Apr 2022

Katie Taylor says she was “born for fights like this” as she prepares for historic night

G’wan Katie.

Katie Taylor is about to make boxing history this weekend at Madison Square Garden as she’s putting all of her belts on the line against Puerto Rico’s seven-weight champion Amanda Serrano.

This is the first time female boxers have fronted the iconic New York venue, and it’s being dubbed the biggest ever in female boxing history.

The 35 year old told PA news agency: “This has been dubbed as the biggest fight in female boxing history and ever since it was announced you can feel the buzz around this fight.

“Training camp is going great, I’m feeling fit, I’m feeling strong and I’m expecting to produce a career-best performance on April 30th.

“I think I was born for fights like this and although it’s a huge responsibility, it’s an absolute privilege to be a part of such a huge occasion and I just can’t wait.”

Katie Taylor

Katie made history in 2019 when she defeated Belgium’s Delfine Persoon, becoming the eighth boxer during the four-belt era, male or female, to hold all the world titles, WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF, at the same time.

Katie dominated her weight division when she was an amateur boxer, winning five successive gold medals at the world championships and has an undefeated 20-0 record since turning professional in 2016.

Katie admitted that she wants to be the best boxer in the world, and this type of challenge is something that she’s always wanted and will only make her more determined to defend her title.

Known to be a “big puncher”, Katie isn’t concerned about it at all, saying she has a “good chin”.

While this is set to be Katie’s toughest fight yet, she knows it is the same for her opponent, but that’s not stopping her.

You can watch Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano live and exclusive on DAZN April 30th