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Katie Taylor is confident she ‘will come out victorious’ in her undisputed clash with Amanda Serrano

Katie Taylor insists she will ‘step into the ring confident of coming out victorious’ in her undisputed clash with Amanda Serrano as her challenger claims Madison Square Garden will see ‘two of the best pound-for-pound going at it’

  • Katie Taylor defends her WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO lightweight titles this week
  • The undefeated Taylor faces challenger Amanda Serrano on Saturday night
  • The Irish fighter came in the heavier of the two at 136.6lbs to Serrano’s 133.6lbs

Katie Taylor insisted she will step into the ring confident of coming out victorious in her undisputed clash with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. 

The rivals tipped the scales on Friday with the Irish fighter coming in the heavier of the two at 136.6lbs to her challenger’s 133.6lbs in front of the New York crowd. 

The undefeated Taylor (20-0) is set to defend her WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO lightweight titles against the seven-weight world champion.

Katie Taylor (left) insisted she will step into the ring confident of coming out victorious in her undisputed clash with Amanda Serrano (right)

The two faced off in front of an electric crowd with a smiling Taylor delaying stepping away for a second as he remained focused on Serrano. 

‘And they say women can’t sell, are they out of their mind? You have two of the best pound-for-pound going at it, I can feel the love and support,’ said Serrano on stage.

Taylor added: ‘I feel great, I’m ready to hear those words “and still world champion”.’

The duo had been set to meet in the ring two years ago only for their proposed bout to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A smiling Taylor delayed stepping away for a second as he remained focused on the challenger

A smiling Taylor delayed stepping away for a second as he remained focused on the challenger

Taylor claimed she was confident of winning the clash as she revealed the best part was inspiring young girls.

‘I don’t train to lose any fights, I train to win, it’s the same for me Saturday,’ Taylor said via Sky Sports. ‘I’m stepping in there confident I’ll be coming out victorious.

‘The best part about this fight, the best part about my legacy is being able to inspire the next generation and this fight will inspire a lot of young girls, that’s the best part about it.

‘Stylistically I think it’s going to be a very exciting fight. I think the winner is going to have to show a lot of heart, a lot of grit, a lot of skill.’

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