Katie Taylor feels Amanda Serrano won't pull out this time.

Katie Taylor feels Amanda Serrano won't pull out this time.

IRELAND'S KATIE Taylor doesn't feel Amanda Serrano will avoid the fight this time. Taylor is [20(6)-0], while Serrano is [41(30)-1-1]

The Bray native feels that the seven-weight world champion has no choice but to fight and is very confident that that bout will happen in the spring next year.

Taylor is an undisputed lightweight champion and has been involved in back and forths for over three years with the New York seven-weight world

The fight seemed a pipedream before, but the hype has made the fight a certainty for New York and April.

If the Jake Paul aligned fighter defeats Miriam Gutteriez in Miami this weekend then Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn feels talks will place quickly

Taylor was set to Serrano in Manchester in May of last year, before Corona had its own say. Some even feel it won't happen

Speaking after her twentieth career win in Liverpool last weekend the 33-year-old said

“I think it is definitely going to happen this time and the fact she is fighting one of my old opponents next week as well I think that is going to be an interesting fight to watch,” Taylor said.

“This fight is pushed on her. This fight (against me) is going to happen. I would have no worries or concerns about that.”

Like Eddie Hearn, Taylor believes it’s a genuine 50-50 clash and a meeting of two confident talents.

“This fight is a genuine 50/50 fight. She is coming in believing she is going to win one hundred percent and so am I. This is what makes the best fights in boxing. She genuinely believes she is going to win the fight and she is obviously very experienced.

She is very exciting and she has a huge knockout ratio and is one of the most known female fighters in the world. Over the years since I started the professional game this fight has been talked about. It has been building for a few years now.”

Katie Taylor v Firuza Sharipova - Undisputed Lightweight Championship Fight : News Photo Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

According to Hearn, the fight will take place in Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Matchroom boss, who has admitted Serrano has agreed her value in terms of the clash, says ‘the greatest female fight of all time’ will be an MSG main event and will be in ‘the big room’.

“This is genuinely more than I ever dreameded for me to have a chance to headline in MSG the most iconic venue in boxing, the mecca of boxing,” Taylor comments.

“This is huge and possibly against Amanda Serrano, the biggest fight in women’s boxing right now. This is exactly why I got involved in professional boxing to be facing opponents like this and on a big stage like this (MSG). It is very exciting.

“It is going to be incredible. I remember against Eva Wahlstrom and hearing the Ole, Ole, Ole around the stadium was incredible. So I can’t imagine what is going to be like if I am headlining it.”

Speaking on why he will opt away from the 5600 capacity Hulu Theater in favor of 20,000 plus main Garden, Hearn said:

“I know we take the mickey out of Jake Paul sometimes but genuinely he is going to bring a lot of attention to the fight as well. He has done a great job for Amanda Serrano. He has really increased her value for this fight.

She has boxed now on Showtime events – co-main events, big audiences on pay-per-view which we want. We want the fight to be as big as possible and I think we would be doing ourselves a little bit of an injustice by just doing 4,000.

We don’t know how big it could be – could be just the lower tier of 9,000 or 10,000 – incredible achievement. But I could just do the whole thing. But if we just do 4000 we know we are going to sell that out. So I would like to see how big it can grow too.”