Amanda Serrano believes that her new promotional partnership with Jake Paul will help her to finally land a clash with Katie Taylor next year.
The multiple-weight world champion was just weeks away from a fight with Taylor last year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and she now feels that she is likely to get that shot in New York next year.
Taylor is unbeaten as a professional, and an Olympic gold medalist, while Serrano has won belts at seven different weight classes over her professional career, and has won 30 of her 43 fights by KO.
Paul will work with his manager Nakisa Bidarian and their team at Most Valuable Promotions alongside Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing to put together an event in early 2022 that will be headlined by the women's super-fight.
And speaking with Mirror Fighting , Serrano said that she plans to stop Taylor and cement her status as the greatest women's fighter in the world.
"The timing couldn't be better," she explained. "I've established myself as one of the greatest pound-for-pound female fighters ever, and so has Katie Taylor.
"The fight is always going to be talked about, but now is time for the negotiation, which comes down to Nakisa Bidarian.
"I believe Katie has a mandatory fight in December, and I want to work my weight up if I'm moving up two divisions so I'm hoping to get out once in December as well and work my way up."
Taylor and Serrano are both much quieter than the likes of Paul when it comes to trash talking their opponents, but that hasn't stopped them from throwing the occasional verbal jab the other's way over the past few years.
And Serrano says that there is a competitive rivalry between the two, with both looking to consolidate their spot as the top fighter in women's boxing.
"We're very competitive and we want to be known as the best," Serrano explained.
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"Katie has done a lot and I have my accomplishments, I've won world titles at seven different weights and I feel like I am the GWOAT at the lighter weights.
"We have respect for each other, we're both great world champions and I just can't wait to finally get this fight over with and prove who is the best fighter in the world: Me."
The bout will, according to Bidarian, be a pay-per-view showcase headlined by a super-fight between Taylor and Serrano.
But Hearn, Paul and Bidarian will have to come to a deal about where exactly fans can watch the bout, with Taylor one of the star's of streaming platform DAZN, who have a hefty broadcast deal with Matchroom Boxing.
"I think we've seen with their model for Canelo, they've had DAZN in the US with traditional pay-per-view distribution so there's definitely a possibility there.
"The point is that it's going to be offered on pay-per-view and will be headlined by Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor, that's the focus."
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