Taylor and Serrano will become the first women in Madison Square Garden’s 140-year history to headline a boxing event at the iconic venue.
Touted as the biggest women’s boxing match of all time, ticket sales have been flying. In fact, the highly-anticipated event on April 30th is predicted to be a sell-out.
Serrano signed to Paul’s promotion company in September, and the YouTuber has subsequently been involved in the organisation of the bout against Taylor.
“The history that this is making,” Paul told TMZ Sports. “First time women have ever headlined Madison Square Garden, which is massive, and two of the pound-for-pound best going at it, this is what boxing needs more of. I am counting down the days.”
“I think it will shine a light that women boxing is just as good as men boxing. I think that’s been a stigma for so long. ‘Oh we don’t wanna see that, we don’t wanna see it. It’s not as fun.’
“No! These women are awesome, they’re legit, they are savages and you’re gonna see a war on April 30, and I think this is gonna open up a lot of doors for women’s boxing in general.”
Paul, who has often argued for parity in women’s boxing, confirmed both Serrano and Taylor will be receiving a seven-figure payment.
“They’re both getting seven-figure payday which is unprecedented and will knock down so many doors for the women that deserve this pay over the next couple of years. This is just historic for the sport in general.”
As expected, Paul backed his own fighter to win the bout, but conceded it would be “tough”.
Taylor is the current undisputed lightweight champion, while Serrano has lost just one match in her entire career, back in 2012.
“Amanda Serrano is under Most Valuable Promotions where we’re rooting for her big time but this is gonna be a tough fight,” he said.
“It could really go either way, I just think Amanda has a little bit of that edge.”