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Taylor vs Serrano is “close to it,” says Hearn

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Eddie Hearn has said a superfight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano is “close to coming”.

The Irish Taylor is the undisputed champion in the women’s lightweight and previously held the WBO light welterweight title. Meanwhile, the Puerto Rican Serrano is a united featherweight champion and has held titles in seven weight classes.

A clash between the two would be the “biggest fight in women’s boxing history,” according to promoter Hearn, who told DAZN, “It’s going to be a massive fight for boxing in 2022.”

The Brit also praised Jake Paul – who won 5-0 as a professional boxer – for his work in promoting Serrano (42-1, 30 KOs), who was most recently on the subcard of The YouTubers win over former UFC champ Tyron Woodley fought in December. Serrano, 33, defeated Miriam Gutierrez that night.

“Jake Paul did a brilliant job for her,” Hearn said. “He massively increased the value of Amanda Serrano.

“She deserves it. The price that was offered three years ago is no longer the price. As they say, yesterday’s price isn’t today’s, and Jake Paul is a massive reason for that.

“Women’s boxing doesn’t get any bigger than this fight. I mean, in a way, I want to stop saying, ‘This is the biggest fight in women’s boxing;’ this is one of the greatest fights in boxing. “

Undefeated Taylor (20-0, 6 KOs) also last competed in December when 35-year-old Firuza Sharipova tipped to keep her lightweight belts.

It’s currently unclear at what weight Taylor will be matched against Serrano.

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