‘I’m going for a late stoppage’: Eddie Hearn backing Katie Taylor to finish Amanda Serrano in defence of undisputed title in New York
- Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano square off in a historic match-up next week
- They are the first women to headline a boxing event at Madison Square Garden
- Undisputed champion Taylor puts her collection of lightweight belts on the line
- Serrano, a nine-time, seven-division world champion, comes in as the favourite
Katie Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn does not just believe she will beat Amanda Serrano in New York on Saturday, he thinks she will stop her.
Taylor and Serrano will make history as they become the first women to headline Madison Square Garden in their undisputed title fight.
Olympic gold medalist Taylor has played a fundamental role in the progression of women’s boxing in recent years, and the Irish fighter now puts her full collection of lightweight straps on the line.
Katie Taylor poses during her open workout at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday
Eddie Hearn believes Taylor will stop Amanda Serrano in their fight on Saturday night
Taylor comes in as the betting underdog but Hearn is confident she’ll pull off the upset.
He said: ‘Katie Taylor looks so good and so fresh. I’m actually going for a Katie Taylor late stoppage in this fight and I don’t think that’s going to be a common pick from people but I just feel like she’s got that eye of the tiger.
‘People look at Katie sometimes and think ‘softly spoken, oh she’s such a nice girl’ and she is, but she’s a fierce competitor and she really wants to do a job on Amanda Serrano. It’s going to be a great fight.’
The Irish star is the betting underdog but Hearn has full confidence in his fighter
Speaking after her workout at MSG on Wednesday, Taylor said: ‘I’m feeling great. The preparation has gone fantastic, the training camp has been great, I feel strong and I feel like I am going to showcase my absolute best on Saturday night.
‘I feel like these kinds of opponents get the best out of me as well.
‘This is a history-making moment and I’m prepared to put in a history-making performance as well.’
Taylor’s undisputed title will be on the line at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night