“Fight of the Decade” – UFC World Including Conor McGregor & Henry Cejudo Reacts to Katie Taylor Cementing Her Legacy as the Greatest Female Boxer of All Time

Published 04/30/2022, 11:34 PM EDT

Irish undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor faced Puerto Rican featherweight champ, Amanda Serrano, in the first-ever women’s boxing main event at the Madison Square Garden. The historic bout lived up to the hype, and the electric crowd at MSG made it even bigger.

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In the 10-round main event for the WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC, and The Ring lightweight titles, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano put on a high-paced back-and-forth spectacle.

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The official decision saw the champion retain her gold belts. However, a rematch down the road wouldn’t be a surprise for anybody, as the bout was extremely close and could’ve gone either way.

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A fight of such a magnitude drew reactions from all over. Even the MMA community reacted to it as many showered praise on ‘The Bray Bomber’ and ‘The Real Deal’.

MMA/UFC world reacts to Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano

The mecca of fighting saw these two women leave everything inside the ring and deliver an early contender for the ‘Fight of the Year’. Former UFC champions such as ‘The Messenger’ and ‘The Notorious’ reacted to the war.

Even the Pride of Ireland, Conor McGregor, praised fellow Irish superstar Katie Taylor and labeled her “The Greatest.”

‘The Notorious’ also hailed the performance of Serrano and the sheer tenacity of both the fighters to put on a classic bout.

Who won between ‘The Bray Bomber’ Taylor and ‘The Real Deal’ Serrano?

The pound-for-pound number 1 female boxer went up against the pound-for-pound number 2 at the Madison Square Garden.

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The Puerto Rican fighter moved up in weight and carried her devastating power with her as she tagged the Irish superstar on many occasions.

Although Serrano appeared to have more power in her hands, Taylor utilized her movements and counters to good effect to steal some rounds and eventually win a split decision (97-93, 96-93, 94-96).

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What did you think of the absolute war between two of the best female boxers? Share your opinion in the comments.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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