Open exchange of blows
Challenger Amanda Serrano asked the reigning lightweight world champion for ten rounds (two minutes each). In the fifth round, Serrano rounded up his opponent and stabbed her in the body. Although Taylor was able to free himself, he could not distance himself. Serrano clearly dominated and continued an open exchange that Taylor was paralyzed for the first time and should be seen. The sixth round was similar, with Taylor drawing the best first rounds.
“By then I thought it was all over, but it’s amazing that Katie is back,” Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hair said after the fight. In the final round, Taylor showed that he was the world champion of the four most important federations (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO). In the end, the judges had to decide. A draw could have been justified by many, but the current champion was decided by the judges (96:93, 97:93, 94:96). Katie Taylor retains her lightweight title for the sixth time, still undefeated with 21 wins as a pro. Three people stood with their belts lifted behind her in the ring.
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