Katie Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano to retain her undisputed Light-weight crown in an epic battle for the ages at a sold-out Madison Sq. Backyard in New York, reside on DAZN.

Taylor managed the opening 4 rounds however Serrano got here on robust within the fifth and had her followers on her ft as she appeared to harm the Irish legend and the roof got here off the bought out enviornment as they traded heavy blows, however Serrano appeared to be getting on prime.

If the fifth spherical was thrilling, the sixth blew it out of the water as Taylor threw all the pieces she had on the Brooklyn ace who fired again in sort. Taylor appeared to regain her composure regardless of the heavy photographs she’d taken as rounds seven and eight got here and went with the defending champion selecting her photographs and making an attempt to withstand going toe-to-toe with the heavy-handed Puerto Rican.

Each fighters knew the bout was within the steadiness and served up a surprising ultimate two minutes, and after the group roared their appreciation for being fortunate sufficient to witness an unforgettable and history-making evening, it was Taylor whose hand was raised by cut up determination (97-93, 96-93 and 94-96).

“What a fighter Amanda Serrano is – I think we are both great fighters,” mentioned Taylor. “Look what we have just done, selling out Madison Square Garden, the biggest venue in boxing history. 

“Both of us have broken so many barriers in her careers. It feels great to be in this position really! Amazing fight. What a night!

“I knew exactly how deep I had to dig in this fight. I knew going into it that I was going to be in the trenches at some stage. She’s a phenomenal fighter and a great, great person. 

“I was listening to my trainer and I’m so grateful for Ross. Thank you for everything. You’re such a humble guy but you’re the best in the world.”

Liam Smith signaled his intentions to rule the Tremendous-Welterweight division as soon as once more, turning into the primary man to cease Jessie Vargas in a pulsating chief help.

Such was the all-action opening half, Smith was reduce in third spherical over proper eye and Vargas reduce within the fifth as each males got here out firing. The tide started to show in Smith’s favor because the midway mark approached and poured on the strain, touchdown heavy artillery on the Vegas man who by some means stayed on his ft, surviving an particularly sustained assault within the ninth spherical.

The referee inspected the previous two-weight World champion and deemed him okay to hold on, however Smith took up the assault as soon as once more and though Vargas gamely tried to remain within the contest, his nook was prepared to tug their man out inside a minute of the tenth spherical earlier than the referee stepped in, crowning Smith the WBO Intercontinental champion and placing the remainder of the division on discover.

Within the first undisputed battle of the evening, all of the Tremendous-Middleweight titles will keep in America after Franchon Crews-Dezurn noticed off the courageous Elin Cederroos. The twice cancelled battle between the pair was effectively definitely worth the wait, with Cederroos displaying immense coronary heart to maintain going within the contest regardless of bleeding closely from the nostril from the third spherical. Crews-Dezurn outworked the Swede and being roared on by her pal Claressa Shields, the Baltimore star took all of the marbles on the scorecards 99-91, 99-91 and 97-93.

It’ll be laborious to maintain Gamal Yafai away from World title motion even this early in his profession, because the British Olympic Gold medal man took simply two rounds to dismantle Miguel Cartagena and efficiently defend his WBC Worldwide Tremendous-Flyweight title in his second professional battle and first on American soil.

The early motion within the evening noticed Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams present extra of his trademark ferocity, pummeling the unbeaten Chordale Booker into the ropes and almost out of the ring – and after taking a depend, the Connecticut man was in no situation to proceed, Ammo recording the fifth first spherical stoppage win of his profession and sending out a warning to the Middleweight division.

The evening started with gifted trio Reshat Mati, Skye Nicolson and Khalil Coe all recording factors wins.

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