Saturday night at Madison Square Garden will be a historic moment for the sport of boxing.
The main event at MSG will see Katie Taylor defend her undisputed women’s lightweight against Amanda Serrano in the first-ever women’s main event at the ‘Mecca of boxing’, and it can only be seen live across the world on DAZN. .
As always, there are plenty of bets to be made with a big boxing card. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano Odds
Katie Taylor: 5/4
Amanda Serrano: 8/11
(All odds via BetMGM)
BetMGM (as of Thursday April 28) have Serrano installed as a favorite – entering 8/11 meaning you’ll have to bet $22 to win $16 if Serrano can end his opponent’s reign at the top of the heavyweight division light feminine. Meanwhile, defending champion Taylor is the underdog at 5/4, meaning a $20 bet would need to be placed to win $100.
Taylor is 20-0 in this fight with six wins by knockout, while Serrano is 42-1-1 with 30 knockouts.
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Prediction Taylor vs. Serrano
It’s very rare for the number one and number two fighters in the sport to square off, but Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are leading the way with their fight on Saturday night.
Both women are at the peak of their powers, and that’s what makes this fight so intriguing.
Fans, analysts and fighters are struggling to make up their minds and rightly so.
Taylor has superior technical skills. The defending champion has a wealth of successful amateur experience which includes an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and when she turned professional with Matchroom in November 2016 it was clear she would become world champion. Since that first professional fight against Karina Szmalenberg, Taylor has tightened her grip on women’s boxing, but April 30 will be her toughest test.
Serrano is someone who may not have the amateur experience that Taylor has, but he is still someone who has made a name for himself. The power of the Puerto Rican became her strongest asset and played a huge role in winning world titles in seven different weight classes, and that will be the difference on Saturday night.
Taylor in her last fights hasn’t looked the most impressive. Her footwork is something to admire and if she can dance around Serrano there’s a good chance Taylor will win. However, if she misses her foot, she risks getting caught by a powerful shot from Serrano which will unload once an opening reveals itself and proves too much for Taylor.
Astbury’s pick: Serrano wins by KO/TKO (3/1 on BetMGM)
More Taylor vs. Serrano Odds
method of victory
Taylor by KO/TKO/Technical Decision or DQ: 8/1
Taylor on points: 7/4
Serrano by KO/TKO/Technical Decision or DQ: 3/1
Serrano on points: 13/8