Is Jake Paul Pushing Amanda Serrano Towards a Potential Bout With Katie Taylor?

Published 11/09/2021, 2:18 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 01: Katie Taylor reacts after a majority decision win against Delfine Persoon during their WBA/WBO/IBF/WBC women’s lightweight unification fight at Madison Square Garden on June 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano will enter the 135 lbs ride against Miriam Gutierrez on December 18, in the co-main event of Paul vs Fury in Florida. After signing with Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, Serrano can expect several blockbuster matchups.

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While Gutierrez may not be a top-tier name, she can still help Serrano bag a potential clash against undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor. Gutierrez’s only professional defeat came against Katie Taylor in November 2020.

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Following that, the Spaniard rebounded to the win-track with a TKO win over Aleksandra Ivanovic.

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Per reports, Katie Taylor will defend her lightweight straps on December 11. However, she has yet to receive an official opponent. After her successful title defense against Gutierrez, the undefeated Katie Taylor has scored two more wins. On winning the showdown in December, Taylor will go 20-0 as a pro-boxer.

Meanwhile, Amanda Serrano (41-1) appears to be the right antidote for Taylor’s dominance. Two of the best women in the sport, Taylor vs Serrano, might end the G.W.O.A.T. debate for once and for all. Well, Taylor vs Serrano is still not an official fight. But looking at the current matchmaking trends, Serrano beating Gutierrez can hand this bout a lifeline.

Jake Paul is planning the best for Amanda Serrano

Boxing’s latest superstar, Paul, seems to be taking over the entire business. As he is already a superstar boxer in making, ‘The Problem Child’ has also dived into the marketing business. Most Valuable Promotions will stage the upcoming Paul vs Fury fight, in which Amanda Serrano will have a major role to play.

Paul has always backed Serrano to be the best women’s boxer, billing her superior to Katie Taylor or Claressa Shields. However, despite her stellar achievements, as Serrano hasn’t faced them, there are doubts regarding her GWOAT status. So, Jake Paul‘s idea of putting her against Miriam Gutierrez can be a clever trick.

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If Amanda Serrano wins her next fight, she will be the second person after Taylor to beat Miriam Gutierrez. Besides, her legendary resume will clearly push her to face ‘The Bray Bomber’ for the lightweight world titles. Hence, Jake Paul’s plan is clear.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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