AMANDA SERRANO has performed a u-turn on her stance that she lost her fight against Ireland's Katie Taylor.
After Taylor won by split decision on March 30th, the Purto Rican took to to social media to praise the Bray native and accept the defeat.
Taylor was given a score of 97-93 and 96-93 by the first two judges, with a third giving it 96-94 to Serrano.
Now she has reversed that stance saying that she did not lose the bout.
Serrano tweeted "One week later…Had a chance to reflect on the fight against Katie. It was very close, but I did not lose. That I am certain of. Next time I will leave no doubt. Can’t Wait!
"I walked in a champ and I walked out a champ."
One week later…Had a chance to reflect on the fight against Katie. It was very close, but I did not lose. That I am certain of. Next time I will leave no doubt. Can’t Wait!
I walked in a champ and I walked out a champ. #TaylorSerrano2 #WBC #IBO pic.twitter.com/Mv9Rebdx4A
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) May 7, 2022
Fans of Taylor have hit back at Serrano for the comments, with some even saying that Serrano had blinkers on and that it was sour grapes
One user said: "Sour grapes,the judge's said she lost, Katie Taylor should tell her the same. But Katie is too humble to tell her that."
One said: Nah you definitely lost take the blinkers off love
Another said: You’ve been on the (beer) all week Take your defeat respectfully, get the deserved rematch but please don’t turn into another @JoshTaylorBoxer
Hype around a rematch between the fighters is starting to build and Croke Park is being touted as the next venue for the rematch.
Many fans believe this a tactic to hype up the rematch
One fan wrote: "This is all part of the game and the build up."
Another said: "Just trying to build hype for the rematch."