Katie Taylor’s desired battle together with her long-time rival Amanda Serrano can occur subsequent 12 months, in response to Lou DiBella, who promotes the Puerto Rican.
Taylor known as out Serrano after retaining her undisputed light-weight championship in opposition to Natasha Jonas on the weekend, saying: “I would like the massive names, I would like the massive fights.”
Serrano, the seven-weight world champion and 42-fight veteran, was as soon as scheduled to battle Taylor and a future bout is without doubt one of the greatest that boxing can supply.
“I feel the battle will occur in 2022 as a unification between two undisputed world champions,” Serrano’s promoter DiBella informed Sky Sports activities.
“Hopefully Katie doesn’t lose within the interim. I do not assume she’s going to.
“Amanda needs to unify the belts at 126lbs. She will probably be shifting up two weight courses [to fight Taylor]. She is a featherweight, actually. She has solely moved up earlier than to chase legacy and enhance alternatives.
“She needs to unify featherweight earlier than she strikes as much as light-weight, from which she’s going to by no means come again down.
“Featherweight is her actual weight, the place she needs to show herself.
“Then, when the world is open and the battle can happen at Madison Sq. Backyard in entrance of 1000’s of Irish and Puerto Rican followers, the battle will occur.
“We might welcome negotiations proper now if they arrive with an enormous quantity.”
Serrano at present holds the WBC and WBO featherweight titles.
Taylor name-checked Serrano and Jessica McCaskill as future opponents after staying unbeaten for a 17th battle final weekend: “I undoubtedly wish to problem myself in opposition to the very, highest. That is what I am within the sport for.
“I do not see the purpose in ducking anybody or selecting and selecting opponents.
“I would like the perfect as a result of they convey out one of the best in me.
“That is what greatness appears to be like like.”
Claressa Shields, one other America-based multi-weight champion, has instructed she is simply forward of Taylor because the world’s No 1 feminine fighter.
The 26-year-old, who has collected each world title in two weight divisions, is getting ready to make her MMA debut.
Dmitriy Salita, promoter for Shields, informed Sky Sports activities: “Claressa is an advocate for girls’s boxing success.
“Jones and Taylor gave boxing followers their cash’s price and confirmed how thrilling ladies’s boxing may be.
“I do know that Claressa and Katie share a particular relationship, with being on the similar Olympic Video games and representing ladies’s boxing on completely different sides of the pond.”
Taylor has known as a conflict with fellow London 2012 gold medallist Shields “a fantasy battle” because of the disparity in dimension.