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Twitter feud erupted between Serrano- Hearn Sunday night

Ed Mulholland- Matchroom USA

Twitter feud erupted between Serrano- Hearn Sunday night

Sunday night in the U.K., a social media spat erupted between multi-time ladies World Champ, Amanda Serrano and Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. This over the details for Serrano’s proposed involvement in an upcoming Matchroom “Fight Camp” card in late August.

First, the Puerto Rican born- now New Yorker Serrano, 38-1-1, 28 KOs, had originally agreed to take on undefeated Irish Undisputed Lightweight World Champ Katie Taylor, 15-0, 6 KOs, on May 2nd in Manchester. This fight was to have been the co-feature for the Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin Heavyweight contender showdown.

That fight was obviously postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that shut the sport down in mid-March.

The original proposed rescheduled date was Saturday July 4th, but that was also scuttled over a month ago, when Hearn began to plan to have fights outdoors in the backyard of the Matchroom Boxing headquarters in Essex, England.

Then, Matchroom and Sky Sports made the official announcement Friday of the four Fight Card series that will come in in August. The Whyte-Povetkin fight is the final main event at the end of the month and Taylor – Serrano is supposed to be the co-feature.

However, Friday’s promotion only showed and mentioned Katie Taylor and not an opponent. So, that was the first sign of trouble about any problem with Serrano agreeing to the new date, etc.

Now, Serano confirmed it herself with this social media post,

Hearn responded minutes later with his own version of the contract agreement and the reschedule,

Very interestingly, Serrano took it a step further a few minutes later and actually accused her promoter, Lou Dibella of Dibella Entertainment of having agreed to the alleged salary reduction without her permission,

And, like two fighters exchanging blows in the middle of the ring, Hearn responded specifically that Serrano is not having her purse reduced and that she’s being given eight weeks to prepare to fight Taylor on August 22nd,

Well, then DiBella decided to defend himself and offer his version and seemed to defend Serrano having every right to say “no” to the second re-scheduling of the fight,

Hearn, Serrano and DiBella continued to have back and forth on Twitter about the legal aspects of the original deal (signed in March), the right to re-schedule it, and whether they were waiting for fans to be allowed to attend (for more revenue), etc.?

In the end, Hearn cited this communication/notification that Matchroom has the right to re-schedule and will pay Serrano her full purse,

The bottom line is that Taylor is ready to fight in late August, but it looks, for now, that Serrano isn’t willing.

And, we’re left to watch “the insults and accusations fly” for all to see.

T J Rives

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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