Taylor Edges Serrano In Fight For The Ages At MSG NYC-2022

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr. Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV

Katie Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano to retain her undisputed Lightweight crown in an epic fight for the ages at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN.

Katie Taylor Winner of Fight

Taylor controlled the opening four rounds but Serrano came on strong in the fifth and had her fans on her feet as she seemed to hurt the Irish legend and the roof came off the sold out arena as they traded heavy blows, but Serrano seemed to be getting on top.

Taylor VS Serrano 10th and Final Round action

If the fifth round was exciting, the sixth blew it out of the water as Taylor threw everything she had at the Brooklyn ace who fired back in kind. Taylor seemed to regain her composure despite the heavy shots she’d taken as rounds seven and eight came and went with the defending champion picking her shots and trying to resist going toe-to-toe with the heavy-handed Puerto Rican.

Katie Taylor Winner of Fight at Press Conference

Both fighters knew the bout was in the balance and served up a stunning final two minutes, and after the crowd roared their appreciation for being lucky enough to witness an unforgettable and history-making night, it was Taylor whose hand was raised by split decision (97-93, 96-93 and 94-96).

Jake Paul Promoter of Amanda Serrano at Press Conference after fight

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

Decision announced at MSG for Taylor & Serrano Fight

“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!

Dr Abbey with Katie Taylor Undisputed Lightweight World Boxing Champion

“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.

Close to 20 Thousand people in attendance

“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 winner over Jessie Vargas

Liam Smith signaled his intentions to rule the Super-Welterweight division once again, becoming the first man to stop Jessie Vargas in a pulsating chief support.

Such was the all-action opening half, Smith was cut in third round over right eye and Vargas cut in the fifth as both men came out firing. The tide began to turn in Smith’s favor as the halfway mark approached and poured on the pressure, landing heavy artillery on the Vegas man who somehow stayed on his feet, surviving an especially sustained attack in the ninth round.

Dr Abbey with Amanda Serrano 7 Time World Boxing Champion

The referee inspected the former two-weight World champion and deemed him ok to carry on, but Smith took up the attack once again and although Vargas gamely tried to stay in the contest, his corner was ready to pull their man out inside a minute of the tenth round before the referee stepped in, crowning Smith the WBO Intercontinental champion and putting the rest of the division on notice.

Dr.Abbey with Francon Crews Dezurn Undusputed World Super Middleweight Boxing Champion

In the first undisputed fight of the night, all the Super-Middleweight titles will stay in America after Franchon Crews-Dezurn saw off the brave Elin Cederroos. The twice cancelled battle between the pair was well worth the wait, with Cederroos showing immense heart to keep going in the contest despite bleeding heavily from the nose from the third round. Crews-Dezurn outworked the Swede and being roared on by her friend Claressa Shields, the Baltimore star took all the marbles on the scorecards 99-91, 99-91 and 97-93.

Dr Abbey with David Diamante Ring Announcer for Matchroom Boxing

It is going to be hard to keep Gamal Yafai away from World title action even this early in his career, as the British Olympic Gold medal man took just two rounds to dismantle Miguel Cartagena and successfully defend his WBC International Super-Flyweight title in his second pro fight and first on American soil.

Dr Abbey with Olympic Gold Medalist Galal Yafai

The early action in the night saw Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams show more of his trademark ferocity, pummeling the unbeaten Chordale Booker into the ropes and nearly out of the ring – and after taking a count, the Connecticut man was in no condition to continue, Ammo recording the fifth first round stoppage win of his career and sending out a warning to the Middleweight division.

Eddie Hearn Chairman Matchroom Sports With Betty Lynch & Bianca Belair

The night began with talented trio Reshat Mati, Skye Nicolson and Khalil Coe all recording points wins.

Dr Abbey with Bianca Belair WWE Womens World Wrestling Champion

It was a truly a great fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, toe to toe action, each step of the fight, i was very honored to be part of boxing history for the First woman boxing match headlined at Madison Square Gardens.

Dr Abbey with Betty Lynch Former WWE Woman’s Wrestling Champion

It was a very close fight which Katie Taylor won and retained  her Undisputed World Lightweight Boxing Championships on a points victory. Both of the woman fought their hearts out and did not disappoint in any way , it was definitely the fight of the year for man or woman fight this year.

Taylor VS Serrano Weigh In

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