Extra tickets have been put on sale for Katie Taylor’s massive showdown with Amanda Serrano later this month.
The bout, described as the ‘biggest fight ever’ in women’s boxing, takes place at Madison Square Garden’s main arena on April 31.
The famous arena holds just over 20,000 for boxing events and it is expected to be close to capacity for the undisputed lightweight championship fight.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “This is going to be an unforgettable night in New York. History will be made when Taylor and Serrano step through the ropes and we’re on course for a full arena to witness history.
“The undercard is stacked with 50-50 battles and rising stars; this is a night not to be missed and I’m delighted that we’re going to have a full arena for this momentous occasion.”
Taylor has warned Serrano, who has held world titles in seven different weight classes, that she will be better than ever when she steps into the ring in New York, telling Ring TV: “I don’t think the world has ever seen me at my best.
“I’m preparing to be the best version of myself, and I don’t think I’ll have to do anything to reinvent myself. I’ll go in there being myself and box the way I know I can box.
“We’re both preparing for the best versions of ourselves. I think my best is still out there. I’m not too sure what the best version of me has been.
“I have had a couple of really good performances, but people haven’t seen the best of me yet.
She added: “I would say people have seen about 70 or 80 per cent of the best of me. The closest I think I came to being my best came in the rematch against [Delfine] Persoon.
“That rematch was a great showcase, and I was very satisfied after that fight, too. I would put in there the Christina Linardatou fight, too.
“But the Persoon rematch was the fight I came away from the most satisfied about. I guess you can say that was close to my best.”
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