Taylor, a gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, continued his unbeaten career record of 21-0 and six knockouts.
The 35-year-old, who has successfully defended her women’s lightweight titles at the WBA, IBF, WBO and WBC, won by a split decision in front of a talented crowd at the Garden.
The game ended in spectacular style as both players were exhausted and desperately trying to land their final punches.
Taylor, who took tough shots from Serrano in the fifth round, was bleeding and unsteady on his legs, he was declared the winner.
“At some point I knew I was going to be in the trenches,” Taylor said, according to Reuters.
“She was an amazing fighter, a great, great person, I had the heart and talent and I knew I could come.”
Serrano’s record is now 42-2-1 and 30 knockouts. He holds world titles in seven weight classes ranging from 115 to 140 pounds. Last year, the 33-year-old Serrano successfully defended his WBO and WBC featherweight titles.
“We’ve two great champions in our prime and this is going to create a fantastic fight,” Taylor said. “I think we’ve done better together for stylistics. She’s obviously a very aggressive fighter, and so do I. So, I think it’s going to be a very exciting fight.”
Two women competed for the first time in the “most famous arena in the world”. Pound by pound since Manny Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in 2008. This is a boxing match between No. 1 and No. 2.
As a long-time pioneer in the sport, Taylor said her own success was not enough and that she just wanted other female boxers to rise as well.
“I feel like we’ve covered a lot of land over the last few years in terms of paychecks and wallets, but I feel we still have a long way to go,” he told CNN.
“It’s not right that Amanda and I are getting bigger salaries, but it’s going to take other female fighters too, and I hope that will happen.”
Saturday’s game was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, but was postponed due to the Kovit-19 epidemic.
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