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Taylor vs. Serrano match draws record 1.5 million viewers

Katie Taylor of Ireland boxes Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico during their fight for the Undisputed World Lightweight Championship on April 30, 2022 at Madison Square Garden In New York, New York. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

An unprecedented audience of 1.5 million tuned in to watch Katie Taylor edge Amanda Serrano on Saturday, making the event the most-watched women’s boxing match ever.

Viewers from more than 170 countries tuned in to the historic matchup on DAZN, with the biggest fanbases coming from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Taylor retained the undisputed lightweight crown, putting on a thrilling fight against Serrano in front of a sold-out crowd of 19,187 at Madison Square Garden.

“Everyone was talking about this fight being the biggest in women’s boxing history, but I think it actually exceeded everything that people were talking about,” Taylor said. “This was a special, special moment. I think that both myself and Amanda have broken down so many barriers in the last few years in our sport. I love my sport and I want to keep making history.”

Serrano said the historic moment was about more than the two boxers and about more than a win or loss in the ring.

“We won,” Serrano said. “We won for equality. We won for fair pay. We won for boxing. We won for women. We won for young girls. So I raise my hand as a champion, no matter what the outcome of one fight was.”