Weights for Katie Taylor-Amanda Serrano
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano checked in on Friday for what is being called the biggest fight in womens’ boxing history on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, being shown worldwide on DAZN (7:30 pm. ET).
Serrano (42-1-1, 30 knockouts), the 2021 BWAA Female Fighter of the Year, is ranked No. 3 at lightweight and No. 1 at featherweight by The Ring. Katie Taylor (20-0, 6 KOs) is The Ring’s lightweight champion and rated No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world.
Both made weight on Friday, with Taylor coming in at 134.6 pounds for the 13th overall title defense and fifth as undisputed lightweight champion. Serrano, the only female fighter to win titles in seven weight classes, came in at 133.6 pounds. She is looking to become the first-ever undisputed champion fighter from Puerto Rico.
Here are the weights:
Lightweight 10 rounds
Ring/WBC/WBO/IBF/WBA Katie Taylor (20-0, 6 KOs), 134.6 pounds vs. Amanda Serrano (42-1-1, 30KOs), 133.6 pounds
Junior Middleweight 12 rounds
Jessie Vargas (29-3-2, 11 KOs), 153 pounds vs. Liam Smith (31-3-1, 17 KOs), 154 pounds
Super Middleweight 10 rounds
WBC/WBO Franchon Crews-Dezurn (7-1, 2KOs; 1NC), 166.8 pounds vs. IBF/WBA Elin Cederroos (8-0, 4 KOs), 167.8 pounds
Flyweight 10 rounds
Galal Yafai (1-0, 1 KO), 111.8 pounds vs. Miguel Cartagena (17-6-1, 8 KOs), Philadelphia, 110.4 pounds
Middleweight 10 rounds
Austin Williams (10-0, 8KOs), 158.8 pounds vs. Chordale Booker (17-0, 7KOs), 157.4 pounds
Welterweight 8 rounds
Reshat Mati (11-0, 7KOs), 143.8 pounds vs. Joe Eli Hernandez (12-1, 10KOs), 144.2 pounds
Featherweight 6 rounds
Skye Nicolson (2-0, 0 KOs), Yatala, Australia, 125.6 pounds vs. Shanecquia Paisley Davis (3-1, 0 KOs), TBD
Light heavyweight 6 rounds
Khalil Coe (2-0-1, 2KOs), 174.6 pounds vs. William Langston (6-2, 4KOs), 173 pounds
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