After all of the talk of dates and venues for Katie Taylor’s rematch with Amanda Serrano, an injury has postponed the May 20 bout.
The pair made history in Madison Square Garden in April of 2022 being the first females to headline a boxing card at the iconic arena. They delivered on the action too, with ten back and forth rounds that resulted in a split decision victory for Ireland’s Taylor.
Since then, a second fight has been one of the most in-demand in the sport, and both agreed this year that it would take place in May.
Taylor, who has never fought in her country as a professional, would host Serrano in Dublin.
Despite an attempt by the promotion to secure local stadium, Croke Park, the bout was much more likely to end up at the smaller 3 Arena, with the bigger stage targeted for a September fight.
It was announced as part of DAZN and Matchroom’s early 2023 schedule, but the promotion has now released a statement confirming that Serrano has picked up an injury.
“Due to an injury sustained by Amanda Serrano, Matchroom Boxing and Most Valuable Promotions regret to announce that the Taylor-Serrano II bout on May 20 in Dublin will not go ahead as planned.
The teams are in discussions about finding a revised date for the bout. Further details will follow in due course.”
It’s not clear the exact nature of the injury to the Undisputed Featherweight Champion from Puerto Rico, or if the rescheduling will involve a fight in the interim for Taylor, who holds all four of the lightweight belts.
There are plenty of suitors waiting to step up if that is to be the case, including England’s Chantelle Cameron.