Here’s How Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano Continue To Make History
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano have made their mark on history again.
But this time in the form of ticket prices. Their April 30 main event – which is the first ever women’s boxing match to headline at Madison Square Garden – had the second highest ticket pre-sales in MSG’s 140-year history.
“We’re making the biggest payday for both of us, and I think we should just continue to make this iconic…,” Serrano said at their press conference.
“This is all about equality and we should make the change right now.”
Taylor’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, said on “The MMA Hour” on Monday that both boxers can expect a seven-figure payday.
Aside from money, both boxers have had their share of iconic accomplishments.
Serrano (42-1) is a seven-division world champion who also holds the Guinness World Record for the most boxing world championships won in different weight classes by a woman.
She is the current unified featherweight world champion with belts in WBC, WBO and IBO.
Taylor (20-0) is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and fought in the first sanctioned women’s boxing match in Ireland. She is a two-weight world champion and is the current undisputed lightweight champion – belts she’ll be putting on the line on April 30.
“Not only are we breaking the ceiling for female purses, but we have actually changed perceptions of the sport and if our careers have only achieved that then all the hard days in the gym have been absolutely worth it,” Taylor said.