Miriam Gutierrez Highlights the Difference of Facing Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano

Published 12/17/2021, 7:30 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)


Undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor is the only one to have vanquished Miriam Gutierrez in the professional chain so far. Gutierrez’s first shot at the world title brought her across a harsh reality. The Spaniard fell prey to Taylor’s tactics throughout the bout in November 2020. Following the unanimous loss, Miriam Gutierrez rebounded to the win-track by beating Aleksandar Ivanovic and is ready to meet seven-division champion Amanda Serrano this weekend.

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In the co-main of Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2, Mirriam Gutierrez and Amanda Serrano will battle in a 10-round lightweight scrap. It will be Gutierrez’s second encounter against one of the legendary female boxers, as she falls in that column now.

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Many people believe that Amanda Serrano can bag a potential blockbuster against Katie Taylor if she beats her Spanish rival this week. But Gutierrez (14-1) isn’t an easy opponent and can urge Serrano to push her limits in the ring. In the latest presser, Miriam Gutierrez talked about the difference between facing Taylor and Serrano and revealed what inspires her to dig deep in the sport of boxing.

“Every fighter is different. I am one way, Amanda [Serrano] is another way, Katie [Taylor] is different than both of us. And to me, the bottom line is that I prepare to fight against the best. Amanda is also going to be a great test for me. I want to see what I am all about and that’s what this sport is all about. I want the biggest challenges and I am ready for anything that comes in my way,” said Gutierrez.

Can Miriam Gutierrez become better from the Katie Taylor bout?

Unlike most of her contemporaries, Serrano is an elite-level knockout artist. In an active record of 41-1-1. She has earned 30 stoppages. Her latest outing against Yamileth Mercado was a unanimous decision win that came after three straight stoppages. Hence, Serrano can look to revive her KO-streak and can offer a violent side against Gutierrez.

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38-year-old Gutierrez is more of a technical brawler. She has only 5 KOs on a 14-1 record. However, the Spaniard has pretty fast hands and sharp jabs. She has been a top-tier fighter for several tears and is not a gatekeeper for Serrano’s future run. Thus, we can rightly see a slugfest between them, if both women deliver their best. But that will also leave the doors open to a flash finish if either connects a proper power punch.

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Whom do you see winning? Gutierrez or Serrano?

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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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