Taylor and Serrano will become the first female fighters to headline Madison Square Garden tonight as they prepare to showcase the biggest women’s boxing match in history.
There was an Irish-heavy crowd in attendance last night, as the Bray-born Taylor weighed in at 136.6lbs to Serrano’s 133.6lbs.
Lynch was there to support her compatriot Taylor and applaud how far she has come. Big Time Becks, who has made history multiple times with WWE, reflected on how both women grew up training in the same area in Ireland to go on to dominate in their respective sports.
“Everyone in Ireland always knew what she was going to do, she was a legend,” Big Time Becks told DAZN. “I started wrestling, 15 years old, in a tiny little gym in Bray, County Wicklow. She was boxing, same age — 15 years old in a tiny little gym, Bray, County Wicklow.
“But everybody knew about her, everybody knew she was going to be a superstar, that she was going to be a legend, that she was going to change the game for women’s boxing, and she’s done that.
“To be able to experience that, to have gone on a similar trajectory — like, I was the first woman to win the main event at WrestleMania, here in New York she’s going to be the first woman to main event Madison Square Garden in the biggest women’s boxing match in history. It’s beautiful and so well deserved.”
Serrano has had the Raw Women’s Champion Belair in her corner in the build up to tonight’s blockbuster title fight. The EST of WWE recently interviewed the Puerto Rican boxing star in a partnership segment between WWE and DAZN.
Serrano admitted she took inspiration from Belair’s win over Lynch for the Raw title at WrestleMania 38 earlier this month. Prior to her pay-per-view loss, Lynch had technically not been beaten for the red brand title since 2019.
She relinquished the belt in 2020 after announcing she was going on hiatus to have a baby, but her loss to Belair was the first time in three years that The Man had lost the title by defeat.
“I was watching the fight and I said to myself ‘yes, I’m going to do a Belair and I’m going to dethrone the Irish champion,'” Serrano laughed.
The versatile southpaw fighter is the current unified featherweight world champion and she will fancy her luck tonight against the undefeated, undisputed Taylor.
All eyes will be on the mother of all women’s boxing matches as a predicted sell out arena awaits the two stars.
“This moment of them headlining at Madison Square Garden is unprecedented, it’s historic,” Belair said of the upcoming bout. “I’ve main-evented before and I know how much that means — all of your hard work, dedication and commitment is coming out.”