Amanda Serrano, Katie Taylor
Amanda Serrano (left) poses with Katie Taylor (right) following the announcement of their rematch on May 20, 2023. DAZN Boxing/YouTube Screenshot


  • Katie Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed her rematch with Amanda Serrano
  • Serrano and Taylor put on arguably the best women's boxing match of all time in 2022
  • Taylor came out victorious by a razor-thin split decision

Boxing fans are set to be treated to a rematch for the ages as Amanda Serrano will again challenge Katie Taylor for her lightweight titles in the latter's home country of Ireland.

Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn confirmed their bout following Serrano's all-out war with Erika Cruz will take place on May 20.

"I can't believe we're seeing Katie Taylor will make her debut in Ireland. Katie came all the way here to New York last year to fight and now, Amanda [Serrano] is true to her word. She will come to Ireland on May the 20th for the biggest fight of the year, the epic rematch," Hearn said.

The International Business Times had ranked Serrano and Taylor's 10-round affair as the third-best fight of 2022 and for good reason.

Taylor entered the bout undefeated and unbowed in 20 pro fights and was ranked as the No. 1 female pound-for-pound boxer in the world, while Serrano was No. 3 and was coming off a strong unanimous decision win against Miriam Gutierrez.

The early rounds were clearly in favor of Taylor as she repeatedly caught Serrano on the counters, and despite the Puerto Rican-born fighter almost pulling off a knockdown, Taylor remained steady and kept her composure to swing the momentum back in her favor.

One particularly noteworthy moment of the fight was in the fifth round when Serrano had trapped Taylor in the corner, with both women firing off punches from every angle as the crowd roared in approval.

This was where Serrano seemed poised to pull off the knockout victory as she had done 30 other times in her career, but Taylor hung tough with Serrano to end the round bloodied, but not beaten.

The Bray, Ireland native would then find her second wind as she closed out the bout strongly in rounds eight through 10 as Serrano appeared to have gassed out a bit.

Their 10-second punch-fest to end the night was the perfect ending to arguably the greatest fight in women's boxing.

When it was all said and done, Taylor took home the victory by split decision with the judges scoring the bout 97-93 and 96-93 in her favor with one judge giving the fight to Serrano 94-96.

To top it all off, Serrano vs. Taylor was the first-ever female-headlined boxing card on the hallowed grounds of Madison Square Garden in New York as noted by the commentary crew.

There will be no rest for the weary Serrano though after her war with Erika Cruz this past Saturday, February 4.

With a rematch just about three months away, Serrano needs to recover as quickly as she can while her team fixes up a game plan for the undisputed women's featherweight champion.

Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor. Matchroom Boxing/YouTube Screenshot