The biggest female fight of all time has finally been signed, with Katie Taylor facing Amanda Serrano on April 30.
Together they will become the first women to headline New York's iconic 20,000-seat Madison Square Garden arena.
The fight has already had a tortuous gestation period, having first been signed for Manchester in May of 2020. The pandemic put paid to those plans, but the pair will finally square off this spring.
Serrano is a seven-weight world champion, whose sister Cindy was beaten by Taylor across the East River in Brooklyn in 2018.
This is a fight I've wanted for a long, long time and I'm just excited for it to finally take place because these are the kind of fights I'm in the sport for,” said Taylor.
“People have been talking about this fight for years and there have been times I wondered if it was ever going to happen so I'm very grateful to Eddie Hearn, everyone at Matchroom, DAZN and Madison Square Garden for getting it over the line.
“When I turned professional my goal was to be involved in huge events like this so to headline at Madison Square Garden in a fight of this magnitude is really the pinnacle of the sport.
"It's such an iconic venue and has been home to so many of the historic moments in boxing and I truly believe this will be another one.”
The fight will be broadcast exclusively by subscription service, DAZN. And promoter Eddie Hearn has promised a media tour, which he claims will have a stop in Dublin.
"It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to headline Madison Square Garden and do so against one of the greatest boxers of all time in Katie Taylor," said Serrano.
“Since I was a young girl, my only boyfriend has been boxing. I have dedicated my life to him, and this event makes that commitment worth every minute.
"On April 30th I am going to make history for me, for my team, for my family, for Puerto Rico, for every Latina and Latino and for all women worldwide.”