On Saturday, Katie Taylor faces Amanda Serrano, in what’s called the biggest fight in women’s boxing. The pound-for-pound No. 1 and No. 2 boxers will clash at Madison Square Garden, and it’s the first time ever two female fighters are headlining the iconic arena.
The event also features what most certainly is the biggest ever fight for Swedish women’s boxing, when Elin Cederroos takes on Franchon Crews-Dezurn for the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF super middleweight titles.
“You will see fierce punches, fast feet and insane focus and I can only hope that Franchon Crews-Dezurn is well prepared and ready to take me on,” Cederroos recently said to The Ring. “Of course, I’m on top of this and will be crowned the undefeated champion in the end. I am looking forward to that.”
Swedens Elin Cederroos is undefeated
The Swede currently holds the IBF and WBA titles, and has a flawless record of 8-0. She beat Femke Hermans for the IBF title back in in 2018, and two years later, she defeated Alicia Napoleon Espinosa for the WBA belt.
Her opponent Franchon Crews-Dezurn currently holds the WBC and WBO titles and has a record of 7-1-1.
Saturday’s winner will also get the historic inaugural Ring magazine super middleweight belt since Cederroos is ranked No. 1 by The Ring’s women’s ratings, and Crews-Dezurn has the second spot on the list.
“I will do my job and that is to box the best way possible,” Cederros said. “I am in better shape than ever and I am looking forward to show all the fans what I have achieved with all my hard work.”
Katie Taylor puts her titles on the line
The main event between undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will have Taylor’s WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles on the line.
The Irish is undefeated with a record of 20-0, and won the Olympic gold medal in the lightweight division back in 2012.
Serrano is a seven-division world champion, having held titles in super featherweight, junior featherweight, featherweight, lightweight, bantamweight, light welterweight and junior bantamweight. She has a record of 42-1-1 and is on a impressive 28-fight win streak.
Fight card in full
- Lightweight: Katie Taylor (c) vs. Amanda Serrano, for the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles
- Super welterweight: Liam Smith vs. Jessie Vargas
- Super middleweight: Franchon Crews-Dezurn (c) vs. Elin Cederroos (c), for the WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF super-middleweight titles
- Flyweight: Galal Yafai (c) vs. Miguel Cartagena, for the WBC International flyweight title
- Featherweight: Skye Nicolson vs. Shanecqua Paisley Davis
- Middleweight: Austin Williams vs. Chordale Booker, for the vacant WBA continental Americas middleweight title
- Welterweight: Reshat Mati vs. Joe Eli Hernandez
- Light heavyweight: Khalil Coe vs. William Langston