Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano share how they train for their boxing rematch (Exclusive)

Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor are almost ready to return to the ring for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2022 match.

Speaking to ET ahead of their July 20 rematch – part of The fight live on Netflix between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson — Serrano, 35, and Taylor, 37, shared that two years after Taylor scored a split decision victory, each of them is working harder to make sure her victory is decisive.

“The training for every fight is obviously very, very hard,” said Taylor, the current undisputed lightweight and super lightweight champion. He adds that his training includes two workouts a day, six days a week. “You are subjecting your body to torture.”

Serrano said of his own progress: “Training is going to be fun. I started precamp, which is running, making sure I gain weight and conditioning. Now, this week I’ll start an intense training camp and it’s basically the same…we train a lot smarter, not harder.”

Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano during their April 2022 match at Madison Square Gardenfake images

The last time the women went head-to-head was in April 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fight, announced as For the history –it was the first main event with female boxers in the 140-year history of the sport at the site. For the history has been described as “the biggest women’s fight of all time” and highlights from the match have racked up millions of views on YouTube.

The rematch is one that is not only requested by fans but also by the boxers themselves who want the opportunity to fight for the undisputed super lightweight championship. The women will train in 10 two-minute rounds to win the title.

Taylor and Serrano shared with ET that they hope to be at the top of their game for the showdown.

“Without a doubt, I will be at my best on July 20,” Taylor said. “I feel like I’m a better boxer than the last time I fought her, and I beat her the last time, but this time I’m going into the fight a better fighter.”

“I’ll be ready to throw many, many punches during the two minutes that I’ll be there with her,” Serrano told ET. “I definitely have power over Katie. I have the skills and I’m younger than Katie. I’ll win on July 20.”

And he added: “Because I think I won the first one.”

In boxing, a split decision refers to a situation in which two of the three judges declare one contender the winner while the third judge votes for the other.

“Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are two of the best boxers in the world,” Tyson said in a statement in April. “I know they can both put on an incredible show and I am thrilled to have them join this card. These remarkable athletes will undoubtedly elevate the event with their global appeal and fan base. Adding to one of the biggest fights in boxing history female. “This unforgettable event is a real gift for fans.”

“Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor have proven that they are two of the biggest names in the sport, male or female, and their rematch is one of the biggest fights in boxing, so it’s only fitting that they are part of this massive global event. “said Paul and his Most Valuable Promotions co-founder, Nakisa Bidarian, last month.

In her interview with ET, Taylor agreed with Paul and Tyson and said that no matter the outcome, although she has no plans to lose as the current title holder, it will be a match for the history books.

“Amanda Serrano is a great opponent. A great fighter, a great champion,” he said. “You’re sure to see the best of women’s boxing.”

Katie Taylor, Nakisa Bidarian and Amanda Serrano pose on stage during the Arlington press conference for the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson at Texas Live!Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix

ET recently spoke with Paul and Tyson ahead of their fight and each expressed optimism about the outcome of their fight, with the influencer-turned-boxer saying that hopes to beat the professional athlete in a “devastating” way while Tyson shared that he predicts “carnage.”

“I think he knows how hard I work; I think he knows I’m not afraid of him or his antics,” Paul said. “I think he knows I’m a great fighter, he’s no fool, and that’s why you see him training as hard as he does…he wants to finish my career, so he knows I will too.”

“I have a lot of confidence in myself and I’m going to win in a devastating way,” he added.

Mike Tyson, Nakisa Bidarian and Jake Paul pose on stage during the Arlington press conference for the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson at Texas Live!Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Tyson, who has some 20 years of experience in the arena, said that he is not suffering from the confrontation and that he also believes that it will be a clean victory that will add to his belt.

“I don’t think so, but we’ll see,” he said of whether or not Paul is a formidable opponent. “I gave him his warning: fight like your life depends on it because it does. (But) I’m not worried about anything. If I was worried, I wouldn’t be here talking to you.”

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, officially sanctioned as a professional fight, airs live on Netflix on July 20 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


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