Amanda Serrano Vs. Katie Taylor was a fight to remember for boxing fans around the world. In fact, the fight was so great that many fans felt transported back to the golden era of boxing. The bout, which took place on April 30, 2002, saw Katie Taylor come out on top via a split decision.
It was the first time two women headlined a bout at Madison Square Garden. As such, it etched itself into history as the biggest women’s fight of all time. The 19,187 fans in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the event, considering the Garden was buzzing with their cheers throughout. The noise at the event was loud enough to prevent the fighters and the referee from hearing the bell at the end of some rounds.
The official scorecard read thus:
Katie Taylor SD Amanda Serrano official scorecards… pic.twitter.com/f2NG7LkGJ4
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 1, 2022
Serrano had a 173-147 edge in landed punches, bolstered by a 44-14 edge in round 5. They landed within 6 punches of each other in 8 of 10 rounds. Serrano landed 36% of her power shots, and Taylor landed 47% of her power shots. Serrano’s 173 landed punches were most by a Taylor opponent, while Taylor’s 147 landed were most by a Serrano opponent. The fight wasn’t the most technical of displays and played more like a high-level brawl between the two.
Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor PPV buys and fight purse
Considering it was the biggest women’s fight in history, and had several lightweight titles on the line, it did as well as expected. The fight smashed records with an estimated 1.5 million PPV buys for DAZN, who were the official broadcasters of the legendary fight. Easily making it the most watched women’s fight of all time. Adding another record to a stellar 10-round war that saw the two warriors put everything on the line.
The stature of the fight ensured that the two would earn in excess of seven figures. Consequently, Katie Taylor made $1 million for the said fight, plus a portion of the PPVs. Additionally, Amanda Serrano also made more than $1 million for the fight. This is a definite step in the right direction as women’s boxing deserves its day in the sun. The two boxers proved that women can pull in the same kind of crowd seen at a men’s boxing event.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) April 30, 2022
Hopefully, in the future, we see more such events, which will keep boxing in the limelight and maybe even return it to its former glory days. Also, a rematch between the fierce fighters was on the card in Dublin in May but was postponed on account of an injury to Serrano.