By Lucy Roberts 

Katie Taylor is set to defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles at Madison Square Garden on April 30 when she takes on Amanda Serrano, who has been most successful at featherweight level.

Katie Taylor Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

Katie Taylor Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

The Irish boxer’s opponent is from Puerto Rico, and she’s managed to achieve nine major world titles across seven different weight classes.

But Taylor believes it’s a meeting of equal abilities and wants this fight to be remembered for years to come.

“It’s definitely a 50-50 fight, I think a lot of people will have me and a lot of people will have her before the fight – I love being involved in these kinds of fights,” the 35-year-old explained to GiveMeSport.

“This fight is genuinely the biggest fight in boxing as a whole right now – it’s years and years later we’re still talking Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier kinds of fights. I think years and years later from this fight people are still going to be talking about Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano.

“I feel very privileged to be in this position and to be an inspiration to the next generation and to have those young girls look up to me. It’s a huge responsibly as well and I want to set a great example for these young girls coming up. I want to give them hope and I want them to know the dreams they have in their hearts can be possible.

“I don’t crave the attention or crave the media attention; I don’t want to be famous – I just want to be the best boxer in the world.”

The two women will go head to head in just over a week’s time on April 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.