Jake Paul Says Taylor-Serrano Rematch Will have to Take Place at 126 Or 130
A rematch between undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will have to occur at a lower weight magnificence, in keeping with Jake Paul.
Paul, the polarizing YouTuber-turned-boxer, who manages seven-division champion Serrano, stated in recent times that it’s only fair if a Taylor-Serrano rematch is held at 126 or 130 pounds, instead of at 135, where their first battle took place. Taylor and Serrano put on a barnburner in their undisputed lightweight determine battle previous to a sold-out crowd at Madison Sq. Garden in April, with Taylor a hit an intensive solution. The bout was once well-received throughout the boxing world, with many observers calling their tussle an rapid antique.
“I think [the rematch] will have to happen at 126,” Paul discussed on The DAZN Boxing Show. “Or meet inside the heart at 130.”
After the main battle, every warring parties expressed pastime in a direct rematch, in all probability in Taylor’s place of birth in Ireland, on the other hand an agreement between Serrano’s handlers and Eddie Hearn, Taylor’s promoter, would possibly simply under no circumstances be reached. Hearn stated that Serrano’s workforce were not so much inside the considered flying out of the country for the rematch.
In response, Paul discussed that Serrano decided not to head into a direct rematch with Taylor on account of Serrano was once concerned she can also be vulnerable to dropping her IBF and WBC belts at 126. Serrano was once set to offer protection to her featherweight titles in opposition to Brenda Karen Carabajal on Aug. 6 on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Hasim Rahman Jr. cruiserweight bout, on the other hand the entire card was once scrapped on account of Rahman has issues making weight.
“The only the explanation why [rematch was not pursued was because] Amanda needs to stick her belts at 126 pounds,” Paul discussed. “She’s the unified champion there, they typically discussed they (sanctioning our our bodies) were gonna strip her of her belts if she didn’t give protection to them presently. She’s going to offer protection to them, keeping all her belts at 126. The money is cool and all on the other hand that doesn’t indicate anything to Amanda Serrano. She needs to be the unified champ at 126.”
Paul urged that his company, Most Treasured Promotions, would have the ability to publish the money to market it the rematch as lead organizer, saying he has $2 million for Taylor.
“Now we’ve money for Katie Taylor, too,” Paul discussed. “Now we’ve $2 million for Katie Taylor to come back again proper right down to 126. Let’s see who actually the pound-for-pound best is.
“I think Amanda Serrano acquired that battle. Everyone thinks that Amanda Serrano acquired that battle on the other hand Katie Taylor, excellent day, I know you’re watching: Why don’t you go back proper right down to 126, cross in opposition to Amanda Serrano in that weight magnificence, on account of she were given right here up 9 pounds to battle you, you realize? She didn’t even look like she was once within the equivalent weight magnificence that night time, so come down 126 to seem in the event you occur to’re actually the pound-for-pound best. Now we’ve $2 million for you.”