Laila Ali Says First-Ever Female Main Boxing Event Is ‘What We’ve Always Wanted’

Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will make history on April 30 when they become the first female boxers to fight in a main event at Madison Square Garden. “They’re having an opportunity to fight as the main event at Madison Square Garden for the first time in the history of boxing,” former superstar boxing champion Laila Ali tells PEOPLE about what the event means for women’s sports. “That’s what we’ve always wanted. I’ve been saying that from the time I was boxing, that we want to continue to help women’s boxing grow.