Katie Taylor ready for historic night in New York

Katie Taylor ready for historic night in New York

Katie Taylor has promised a career-best performance as she gets ready to make boxing history on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

The undisputed world lightweight champion will put her belts on the line against Puerto Rico’s seven-weight champion Amanda Serrano.


It will be the first-time female boxers have topped the bill at the iconic venue.

Speaking to the PA news agency, Taylor said: “This has been dubbed as the biggest fight in female boxing history.

"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.”

In Serrano, the Bray woman is aware she faces her sternest test.

Serrano, the unified featherweight champion, has held nine world titles across seven different weight divisions - winning 42 of her 44 professional bouts.


Taylor has added multiple strings to her bow throughout the years and has been in the trenches against Delfine Persoon and Natasha Jonas.

In what is a 50-50 fight, the bookies have moved toward an underdog status for Taylor.

It is an unfamiliar position for the Irish icon, but she'll be cheered on by the always loyal travelling contingent.

“The support I’ve had from everyone back home, ever since my amateur days, has been incredible", Taylor said.

"The fact that they’re all travelling over for this fight as well is amazing. This is going to be a very special night.”