Katie Taylor retained her IBF and WBA lightweight titles last night following a dominant unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rican Cindy Serrano.
Taylor was the heavy favourite going into the bout and though it went the distance, the Bray native was in control throughout the whole fight, as she took her professional record to 11-0 with another successful title defence.
For most of the fight Taylor’s opponent, who had been unbeaten for six years, was very much on the defensive doing well to hold off a knock out but little in the way of any offensive boxing.
In the seventh round, Taylor clearly became frustrated with Serrano’s style of boxing. She even stopped, taunting her opponent to come forward and actually fight back.
The judges’ scorecards read 100-90, 100-90, 100-90 such was Taylor’s domination for the duration of the fight as she continues to make the professional ranks look incredibly easy.
One woman who could give Taylor a challenge, however, is Cindy Serrano’s sister Amanda who has held world titles in six different weight classes.
Serrano even took to Twitter to promise Taylor that should the pair fight, it would be one of the biggest bouts in the history of women’s boxing.
Congrats to @KatieTaylor for her win tonight against my sister Cindy. I Hope I get my shot I Promise it will be a Toe 2 Toe WAR! I’m Not moving nowhere! I think it will be 1 of the Biggest Female fights aside from @Claressashields vs Hammer. @loudibella Please Make It ? pic.twitter.com/G2gHe1x0Xz
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) October 21, 2018
Elsewhere in Boston, there was disappointment for Belfast’s James Tennyson who was stopped in the fifth round by Tevin Farmer, who retained his IBF Super Featherweight world title.