After retaining her WBC interim featherweight title, Skye Nicolson expressed her desire to fight Amanda Serrano next, despite Serrano’s busy schedule and the uncertainty of whether the fight will happen.
Skye Nicolson has her sights set on Amanda Serrano. She made this clear after her Saturday night victory. Nicolson successfully defended her WBC interim featherweight title with a ninth-round TKO over Lucy Wildheart. This fight was part of the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron 2 event’s undercard.
This win marked Nicolson’s ninth since she turned pro less than two years ago. It was also her first stoppage. The win should, in theory, set her up to face Serrano next. That’s exactly what Nicolson is hoping for.
“We’ll see,” Nicolson said on The MMA Hour. She made it clear that she wants the Serrano fight. Serrano is the champion in her division, and Nicolson wants to be world champion. She wants to prove to the world that she’s the best, and she wants to do that by beating the best.
Nicolson isn’t phased by the 90 percent of people who write her off in that fight. She believes she can win that fight. Her team believes it too. She’s confident that her style is all wrong for Serrano. But she doesn’t want to talk about it, she wants to prove it.
However, Nicolson’s wish might not come true. Serrano, with a 46-2-1 record in her professional career, is one of the biggest stars in women’s boxing. Rumors are circulating about a high-profile rematch with Katie Taylor next year. Plus, Serrano is also signed to the PFL and has suggested she will make her promotional debut sometime in 2024.
In a tweet, Serrano seemed to dismiss the idea of the fight. But Nicolson hasn’t fully given up hope yet. “I haven’t lost all hope,” Nicolson said. She feels that when the mandatory order is made, Serrano might reconsider.
Nicolson is aware that she’s at the mercy of Serrano in all of this. She would accept the fight under nearly any circumstances, just so long as the fight happens. Ideally, she would like the fight to be in April.
Nicolson is confident that she can hand Serrano her first loss at 126 pounds. She believes her style will upset Serrano, who is flat-footed, strong, and aggressive. Nicolson plans to use angles, box and move, set traps, and make Serrano look silly.
“No, actually, I’m better. You just don’t see it, because I make people look bad,” Nicolson said.