We seem to be getting closer and closer to seeing Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor in a boxing ring.
It's the fight to make as Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn spoke about the negotiations on the DAZN Boxing Show. He reckons it's close to being finalised.
"I wouldn’t say it has been plain sailing but it has been pretty good," Hearne said. "Both girls are in – they both want the fight."
Serrano most recently fought in December and was pretty vocal in wanting Katie Taylor next after her win. She even said 'Katie is next' to the media as she walked back to her dressing room.
"Jake Paul and his guys have been really good to work with," Hearne continued. "It is not signed yet but hopefully in the next week it can be."
Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO lightweight world titles is "very likely" to be announced by the end of next week for April 30th at MSG, according to Eddie Hearn. [@IFLTV]
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Paul's management team have worked closely with Serrano, with her last fight against Miriam Gutierrez appearing on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley.
It looks like Eddie Hearn is eyeing up Paul's next boxing bout for the same night as Taylor vs Serrano. But the scheduling for the super-fight hasn't been without its complications.
Hearn spoke on DAZN about it potentially clashing with the Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez title unification fight - which is being groomed for the same date on April 30th.
While it might be a bit of a distraction in the boxing world - the Matchroom promoter isn't phased and thinks they have enough drawing power to succeed on the same night.
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“When you’ve got a fight as big as Taylor and Serrano, and you've got myself and Jake Paul, I don’t worry too much about other fights," Hearne said.
“Valdez vs. Stevenson is a tremendous fight, it’s not gonna cause the same kind of noise as Taylor vs. Serrano with me and Jake Paul."
"When you see the noise around Madison Square Garden around a legacy-defining fight, not just for women’s boxing, but for boxing, I’m fine.”
Katie Taylor most recently overcame Kazkhstani boxer Firuza Sharipova in December over ten rounds. She retained the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles.
Amanda Serrano spoke a week later saying she was "super excited to share the ring with Katie Taylor." That was after she marked her 28th win in-a-row a week later.
"It's just great for women's boxing," she said post fight.