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Katie Taylor's world title fight on May 2nd has been postponed according to opponent Amanda Serrano

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Katie Taylor lands a punch on Cindy Serrano during their lightweight world title bout in Boston in 2018. In May, Taylor will fight Serrano’s sister Amanda in Manchester. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor lands a punch on Cindy Serrano during their lightweight world title bout in Boston in 2018. In May, Taylor will fight Serrano’s sister Amanda in Manchester. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Katie Taylor lands a punch on Cindy Serrano during their lightweight world title bout in Boston in 2018. In May, Taylor will fight Serrano’s sister Amanda in Manchester. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Katie Taylor's long-awaited world title defence against Amanda Serrano has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Puerto Rican boxer.

The Irish boxer was due to put her lightweight titles on the line against the seven-weight world champion on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte’s heavyweight clash with Alexander Povetkin on May 2nd.

Taylor had previously beaten Serrano's sister Cindy in 2018 to add an extra layer of spice to the clash between two of the most decorated fighters in women's professional boxing.

There has been no confirmation from either Taylor or her Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn but Serrano's Saturday night twitter post states the fight will be rescheduled.

"To all my fans that keep asking me: YES! my May 2nd fight has been postponed, a new date to be announced soon," Serrano wrote.

"It has nothing to do with myself or my opponent. Everyone knows the critical crisis we are in. This Covid-19 is serious, please be safe out there. God bless us all."

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