Amanda Serrano's coach says Katie Taylor clash may not happen

Serrano, right, is scheduled to fight Katie Taylor in April (PA Images)
Serrano, right, is scheduled to fight Katie Taylor in April (PA Images)
12:45pm, Mon 02 Mar 2020
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Boxing star Amanda Serrano's coach Jordan Maldonado has said the fighter's bout with Katie Taylor may not go ahead.

The fight was scheduled for April at Madison Square Garden in New York but Maldonado says Taylor's representatives want the fight to be in May in the United Kingdom.

“They made us an offer and we accepted it, but the contract stipulated that the fight would be in April. Now the rumours are that it won't go until May. Amanda has a world title defence due from the World Boxing Organization, [a title] that she won last September. 

"We have 180 days to defend and if the Taylor fight is in late May, we would be in danger of not complying,” he told Boxing Scene.

Taylor is the unified lightweight champion.

Maldonado added: “The challenge is to go up to 135 pounds, but we want to stay at 126 pounds to unify. That is the natural weight of Amanda. 

"Right now there is no certainty that it will be done in April. Amanda fights where and when they want to. Maybe in May, but we have to negotiate that because the WBO gave us a fight with Simone da Silva.

“According to them, Taylor is the superstar. It doesn't matter if it's in New York, Africa, Mars or Jupiter, we're going to fight."

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