NEW YORK – It was supposed to be a hit of all women’s boxing hits. Irka Katie Taylor (15-0, 6 KO) was to compete for her lightweight belts with Puerto Rican Amanda Serranová (38-1-1, 28 KO) this year. But in the end, the Belgian Delfine Persoon (44-2, 18 KO) is waiting for Taylor for the second time on Saturday, August 22.
A lot of lyrics will start like this at the moment, but unfortunately it is so. The match was finally arranged after many months, ready, but the coronavirus pandemic threw a pitchfork into it. And that’s good. The two ladies were eventually scheduled to meet at Fight Camp in Brentwood, but Serrano’s manager objected early in the summer to an alleged recurrence of pay for his protégée.
And then he announced that the agreement was falling. Lou DiBella, an experienced management bard who has been working with Serrano for the past three years, has tried to ease the friction between Jordan Maldonado and Eddie Hearn, but in vain.
Now he has to watch Hearn put Taylor’s revenge with Persoon together and prepare Cecilia Braekhus for Jessica McCaskill, who is significantly smaller than the Norwegian star. And who was already fighting Taylor, with whom she lost.
“It simply came to our notice then. It seems to me that he is focusing on sending the winners of these duels against himself. What are we going to talk about, Jessica is definitely not a light weight, she is not really a light lightweight. I think the effort to put the winners against each other is obvious. After all, he invests a lot of money in both Katie and Cecilia, “DiBella told a well-known journalist Chris Mannix.
And he also confirmed the general expectation of winning two undefeated absolute champions of his scales, whose clash would make sense exactly halfway – in the light velter division. But the truth is that the Norwegian “First Lady” has repeatedly stated that she does not want to lose weight.
But general expectations were not met this weekend, the Norwegian “First Lady” of boxing fell unexpectedly and the whole story of women’s boxing suddenly gets a new impetus. Very interesting new impulse.
Of course, DiBella is mainly interested in Serran, a fantastic Puerto Rican woman who already has belts of seven different weights at home, including a light and a light sweater. At the same time, this left-handed boxer, who can also do it in a cage or kickboxing ring, feels feathered in a weight.
“There is a lot of bad blood between the two and we all realize that there aren’t many big women’s matches available. That goes for me, Hearn and others. It’s definitely not a closed matter, but certainly not right away, “DiBella continued his philosophizing.
His prediction? “If we revive this match, then at the earliest in a year, a year and a half. We will definitely sit down with Eddie and Jordan in the fall and discuss everything. I believe that we are able to put together this match, even in front of a live audience, “added the experienced American, one of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in the boxing world.
The most influential with great contacts. Which begs the question: Doesn’t he have something else up his sleeve?
Given Serrano’s variability and weight travel, it wouldn’t be surprising if he finally managed to get the Puerto Rican into the same ring with McCaskill, who longs for revenge with Taylor, but …
Can you come for Star Irish with Braekhus’ scalp and Serrano’s? That would be a gem. One way or another – this match now makes a lot of sense and fans of women’s boxing have something to look forward to.