A few minutes after hitting each other in a fierce battle, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano hugged each other.
“We women can sell and fight. We held a great show” Amanda Serrano Boxer “
His three statements could not be refuted on the historic night of women’s boxing.RELATED
Taylor continued as the undisputed lightweight champion after defeating Serrano in a split decision in the first women’s match to headline in the history of Madison Square Garden Card on Saturday.
Both boxers suffered cuts as a result of the intense exchanges they made during the two-minute round.
In the end, the Irish woman did a little more than Puerto Rico to fill the stand and stay undefeated in front of 19,187 spectators who seemed to be separated by support for two opponents. ..
96-93 / 97-93 / 96-94 split voting
Two Thursdays in favor of Taylor, 96-93 / 97-93, and a third in favor of Puerto Rican fighters.
The Associated Press score was 96-94, in favor of Irish women.
Taylor (21-0) wobbled five times and became bloody. But he resisted, found within reach of his right hand, and appealed for a tremendous counterattack.
Serrano (42-2-1), who became a champion in seven divisions and won two categories in this battle, fell for the first time since 2012.
The organizers of the battle said it was the most important in the history of women’s boxing. It can certainly be considered one of the best.
The crowd stood up and shouted as their opponents threw each other power shots that seemed to sustain the entire 10th round.
Taylor won the final four rounds with the scorecards of Judge Guido Cavalelli and Judge Glenn Feldman.
He re-examined the four titles for the first time. Since winning the Madison Square Garden in 2019, he has unified the 135-pound belt in a preliminary battle where Andy Ruiz of Mexico was surprised by defeating heavyweight Anthony Joshua.
This time it wasn’t as attractive as Taylor Serrano.
“People will definitely talk to me about Amanda Serrano for years to come,” Taylor predicted.
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