Laura Woods was shocked by the noise inside Madison Square Garden where Katie Taylor hit Amanda Serrano.
Taylor successfully defended her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and Ring titles through a very fine split decision after 10 rounds back and forth with seven-weight world champion Serrano in the biggest fight in women’s boxing history.
Taylor and Serrano more than earned their $1 million paychecks while putting on a great show for the attendees, who clearly loved every minute of the event.
talkSPORT Breakfast host Woods, who covers some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, revealed that Taylor vs. Serrano was one of the best environments he has ever experienced.
“It was amazing,” he said. “Honestly, it was one of the best environments I’ve experienced at a sporting event I’ve been to.
“It was unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced, it was crazy.”
The 19,000 strong partisan the crowd made their presence felt during the instant classic and Fight of the Year contender.
As the third round drew to a close, chants of ‘ole, ole, ole, ole’ echoed through the arena.
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They were so loud the referee did not seem to hear the bell to signal the end, delaying his role in dividing the fighters and directing them back to their corners.
“The referee can’t even hear the bell and he’s ten feet away, that should tell you what we have here!”
The party atmosphere inside the arena was enjoyed by all in attendance, including UFC flyweight fighter Molly McCann.
‘Meatball’ was caught on camera singing Sweet Caroline and dancing the night away with MMA legend Cris Cyborg.
The Liverpool native played bongos on the head of a bald stranger, much to the amusement of the man in question and everyone else nearby.
After the fight, people took to the streets of New York to continue their night out, with images of Irish fans singing as they celebrated a historic victory for one of their own.
Boxing promoters Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul are interested in a rematch with the former suggesting Croke Park in Dublin as a venue.
So Woodsy may have a new contender for the best sports environment he’s ever experienced in the not-too-distant future.