Amanda Serrano, Jake Paul to co-headline August 6 Showtime PPV at MSG

Jake Paul after stopping his first opponent, Ali Eson Gib.

Unified girls’s featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and content material creator turned boxer Jake Paul will co-headline a a Showtime pay-per-view card on August 6 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

Their opponents can be named at a later date.

Serrano (42-2-1, 30 knockouts) is recent off falling simply quick in essentially the most important girls’s boxing match in historical past, dropping a break up determination to undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor in April on the identical venue. That struggle drew a sold-out crowd of 19,187 followers within the first girls’s bout to headline at MSG.

Serrano can be defending her WBC and WBO featherweight titles within the ten-round bout.

“I’m so blessed. To be headlining twice in lower than six months at Madison Sq. Backyard is one thing I might have by no means dreamed of,” mentioned Serrano.

The present may even characteristic the New York debut of crossover star Paul (5-0, 4 KOs), who’s coming off a viral knockout win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley of their rematch final December. The 25-year-old cruiserweight additionally promotes Serrano by means of his MVP Promotions firm, which is able to co-promote the present with Holden Boxing.

“I couldn’t have been prouder of Amanda when she went toe-to-toe towards Katie Taylor in April and made historical past at MSG. Now, to have the ability to make my very own historical past on the Backyard and share the night time with Amanda is simply the epitome of the American dream,” mentioned Paul, who has but to face a longtime professional boxer in his younger profession. This can be his fourth straight scheduled eight-round bout.

“This can be a particular second for all the creator group and I promise I’ll as soon as once more present the world something is feasible.”

Stephen Espinoza, President of Showtime’s Sports activities and Occasion Programming, says the 2 co-headliners have introduced new followers to the game.

“Regardless of their contrasting kinds, they each make the game extra accessible and enticing to a youthful and extra numerous viewers,” mentioned Espinoza.

“When Jake Paul fights, he captures consideration like few others, and we as a community have traditionally been the largest proponent of ladies’s fight sports activities.”

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