Taylor Ready For Undisputed Vs. Undisputed Bout Against Braekhus
Like the heavyweight boxing scene, women’s boxing has a number of individuals that are being selected for a series of superfights. Katie Taylor v. Amanda Serrano is one of them. If the former can beat Serrano, the possibilities are endless. Taylor is hoping for one of the top fights to make.
“The Bray Bomber” wants Cecilia Braekhus.
Speaking on Eddie Hearn’s Instagram Live channel, Taylor (15-0) talked about the potential clash against Braekhus. The WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring Lightweight Champion must first get past seven-division champion in Serrano (38-1-1). The two were set to face off on May 2 in Manchester, England, but the coronavirus postponed their bout. Now set for a later date, Taylor is ready for that and what can come after.
“I obviously want to be involved in the biggest fights,” Taylor stated, via Boxing Scene. “I obviously don’t look past Serrano right now. It’s a big mistake when fighters are looking past their opponents. But if I do come through versus Serrano, the fight with Braekhus is a history making fight. Undisputed champion against undisputed champion. Has that even happened before? I don’t think it has.”
Braekhus (36-0) is the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring Welterweight Champion. Her last bout was a unanimous decision win over Victoria Bustos back in November. Scheduled to face Jessica McCaskill on April 17, the fight was postponed as well due to the coronavirus. Fights also being looked into for her are ones against Claressa Shields and Cris Cyborg.
One of the top things to worry about when it comes to Taylor v. Braekhus is the weight difference. The bout would most likely be at catchweight, seeing how Braekhus weighs in at around 145-147 and Taylor at 135.
“We can make a catchweight, obviously,” stated Taylor. “I am assuming 142. I can’t really go above 142 much. I walk around at 142 or 143 at most.
“We can definitely do a catchweight around that, it would make a super fight.”
On the other side of the equation, Serrano has managed to go up and down weight classes for years, doing so with what appears to be such ease. She has won titles in divisions that weigh in at junior featherweight (122), junior bantamweight (115) and junior welterweight (135-140).
Taylor is hoping for the Braekhus fight and Serrano wants to continue her historical run.The anticipation leading up to a legitimate superfight will be sure to entice anyone within the world of boxing.