Taylor vs. Serrano generates $1,450,180.60

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The championship clash between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano continues to exceed expectations, even weeks after the event.

The event took place on April 30 at Madison Square Garden and was a huge success. It was also the first time that a women’s combat sports bout was headlined in the famous arena.

The fight saw Taylor of Ireland successfully defend her lightweight title in a fierce match against Serrano, the seven-division title slate from Brooklyn through Puerto Rico.

It was watched by a sold-out crowd of 19,187 which produced $1,450,180.60 in final ticket sales, and it was also broadcast live on DAZN to a global audience of over 1,500,000 viewers. . That makes it the best-performing boxing event on MSG property since the pandemic.

“April 30 was a brilliant time for women’s boxing and a historic night at Madison Square Garden,” Joel Fisher, executive vice president of milestone events for MSG, told Boxing Scene. “In front of a sold-out Garden crowd, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano delivered what many consider the fight of the year.

“I hope this will be a springboard for more women’s fights in the future.”

The fight was originally scheduled for a May 2020 clash in Manchester, England, and it would have served as the mainstay of a heavyweight bout between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin. However, these plans fell through due to the pandemic.

Eddie Hearn, Taylor’s career promoter and chairman of Matchroom Sport, originally thought the fight was dead after initial attempts to reschedule failed.

“I never believed this fight would happen,” Hearn told BoxingScene during Fight Week in New York. “We got him accepted twice, signed once. Amanda and Jordan Maldonado (Serrano’s trainer and brother-in-law) never thought money was good for the fight. but the money was ten times what she had ever earned. It was good money back then.

“Jordan even said to me (during fight week), ‘I told you how important this fight was.’ But I was like, this fight wasn’t that big three years ago when you signed the contract. Now you’re making a fortune, so good luck to you. It just happened at the right time. I don’t can’t believe how important the fight is.

Despite the success of that fight, Taylor or Serrano’s next in-ring appearance is unlikely to be a rematch.

While there are no firm plans, Hearn noted on Instagram Live that Taylor will likely return in September. Serrano’s next move is unknown, though his goal remains to become Puerto Rico’s first-ever undisputed champion in the era of three or four belts, male or female.

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