Jake Paul has suggested that a rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano should take place at a catchweight.
While he may not exactly be everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no way of denying that Jake Paul has made quite the impact in the world of professional boxing. In addition to accumulating a 5-0 record, with a meeting against UFC legend Anderson Silva on the horizon, Paul has also opted to test the waters with being a promoter.
He does so on behalf of Most Valuable Promotions with arguably his biggest project to date being the lightweight title showdown between Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor that took place earlier this year.
After what proved to be a gruelling ten-round affair, Taylor was the one who had her hand raised to successfully retain all five belts and maintain her status as one of the greatest female fighters of all-time.
Of course, their Madison Square Garden collision was always going to lead to calls for a sequel, although talks between the two parties seem to have stalled with both heading in other directions.
During a recent interview, the aforementioned Paul gave his thoughts on what should happen in order for a rematch to materialise.
Video: Jake Paul presents Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor 2 idea
“She made the decision to go up and fight Katie Taylor at 135, when she was only weighing like 132 pounds, 133 pounds the day of the fight, meanwhile Katie is blowing up to like 150. This is her natural weight [featherweight], this is where she’s the most deadly.
“That’s where I think it should [the rematch] happen, or at a catchweight of like 130. All Katie would have to do is cut like five pounds, it takes like six hours, and that would really settle who the greatest woman of all-time is. Katie Taylor is the greatest at 135, Amanda Serrano is the greatest at 126, so if they meet in the middle, there would be no debate there.”
Paul went on to suggest that many people he spoke to felt like Serrano should’ve been given the nod in their first fight.
After falling to just her second defeat back in April, Amanda Serrano will return to the squared circle this weekend to battle Sarah Mahfoud for the WBC, WBO and IBF featherweight titles – in the division she’s ruled over for many years.
Taylor, meanwhile, continues to flirt with the idea of competing in Ireland for the first time since turning pro.