Unified lightweight winner Katie Taylor is crossing her fingers that a showdown with Amanda Serrano will eventually occur off in 2022.
Each woman stars have fights lined up for future month – with the hope currently being, by both of those sides, that both equally will gain and then collide in the coming calendar year.
Taylor will face necessary lightweight challenger Firuza Sharipova in Liverpool subsequent thirty day period, when Serrano requires on former Taylor foe Miriam Gutierrez.
The Olympic gold medal winner thinks the struggle has to come off next calendar year or it will be a significant blow for the sport.
“I believe if it will not come about upcoming 12 months, it will be extremely disappointing for the sport as a entire,” Taylor reported to RTE.
“I will be incredibly shocked if it did not happen following calendar year, with all the speak that is occurred about the past few months. Even the reality that she’s preventing a person of my previous opponents in her next combat herself, is likely to be a best develop-up to our struggle. It is unquestionably wanting very, extremely possible but we both of those have to get earlier our opponents in the following handful of weeks. After we do that we can communicate very seriously about us. Suitable now it is on the lookout most likely.”
Taylor cautions that she is not overlooking her impending opponent Sharipova,
“I can hardly ever, at any time get complacent,” Taylor explained. “I am so conscious of that. I never ever discover it tough to target on these fights, even with so significantly sound all-around other fights, my concentration is wholly on the struggle in advance and when this one particular is in excess of we can start out speaking about huge fights.”