Boxing News At Five | Jul 10 2019

Boxing News at Five: Taylor wants Serrano or Persoon rematch next, Khan showing shades of Mayweather – apparently

Katie Taylor has a couple of options in mind for later this year, and Clarence 'Bones' Adams is impressed by Amir Khan's work ethic
Katie Taylor
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KATIE Taylor is set to return to the ring in either October or November, against either Delfine Persoon or Amanda Serrano. The Irish star doesn’t know much more than that at this stage but is adamant her next fight, whether in October or November, will be a tough, meaningful one.

In the case of Persoon, that’s as good as guaranteed. After all, last month in New York, Taylor and the Belgian traded punches for 10 frenetic rounds in what was perhaps the female fight of the year. Taylor just about managed to remain undefeated and add Persoon’s WBC title to her WBA, IBF and WBO versions, but the decision was a close, controversial one, and left many, including Persoon, begging for a rematch.

Puerto Rico’s Serrano, meanwhile, is a world champion in seven weight classes who currently owns the WBO title at super-lightweight and, incredibly, the WBO belt at super-flyweight.