ROSIE PEREZ: I’LL BE IN TEARS WHEN SERRANO HEADLINES MSG
Brooklyn star backing seven-weight champion to dazzle on April 30
Rosie Perez believes Amanda Serrano
is going to ‘rock The Garden’ when she faces the undisputed Lightweight
Taylor on Saturday April 30 at Madison Square Garden in
New York, live worldwide on DAZN.
Popular actor Perez has been a long-time supporter of Serrano, her
fellow Brooklynite and proud Puerto Rican, and the ‘Do The Right Thing’ star
is thrilled that the seven-weight World champion will be one half of
the first ever all-female headline fight at the vaunted Manhattan
Ahead of the bout, Serrano opened her training camp and welcomed young
people from the Garden of Dreams Foundation and SCO Family
Services. Amanda, along with Perez, welcomed the group before
Serrano displayed her training routine and welcomed 12-year-old Jamiyah
Lee from Bed-Stuy into the ring for one-on-one instruction. Radio City
Rockette, Taylor Shimko was also in attendance to learn boxing
techniques from the 33 year old – and Perez is proud to see Serrano
getting the big night her hard work has been leading towards.
“When I see Amanda Serrano step into the ring April 30 at Madison
Square Garden, I think I’m going to be in tears,” said Perez. “I’m
going to be screaming “Boricua” and I think half of The Garden will be
screaming the same.
“When someone says Amanda Serrano, I think of a champion. I think of a
young woman who is dedicated to her sport. Who’s been knocked
around outside the ring in regard to lesser pay, who’s going to have
her moment of her career come April 30 at Madison Square Garden.
“It’s just so exciting. I’m so happy for her. She’s going to rock
“Rosie has been in my corner from the very beginning,” said Serrano.
“She’s a proud Boricua, Latina and she is just a great supporter for
any female athlete. She is a huge boxing fan, and she has always
encouraged me to be the best person I can be and the best athlete. When
I found out where we were fighting and how much we were making I knew
she was smiling and rooting for us and supporting us.”
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are set to make history in an epic
battle for Taylor’s undisputed Lightweight title at Madison Square
Garden on Saturday, April 30 live on DAZN.
Years in the making, the biggest fight ever in women’s boxing between
the pound-for-pound #1 and #2 fighters of the world is one that will
not only make boxing history, but women’s sports history. MSG has
hosted thousands of fights through its illustrious years, beginning
more than a century ago on July 17, 1882; now, 140 years later, this
matchup finally marks the very first time two female fighters are
headlining a boxing event at the iconic venue.
Taylor and Serrano’s historic fight tops a huge night of action, with
former World champions Jessie
Vargas and Liam
Smith meeting in a crossroads Super-Welterweight battle
and there will be an undisputed champion crowned
at Super-Middleweight when Franchón
Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos clash.