Katie Taylor's highly anticipated encounter with Puerto Rican fighter Amanda Serrano has been called off due to the coronavirus.

The bout between Taylor, the undisputed lightweight world champion and seven-weight belt winner Serrano was scheduled to take place in Manchester on 2 May.

The fight was part of a Manchester Arena event, co-headlined by Dillian Whyte's encounter with Alexander Povetkin for the interim WBC World Heavyweight title.

However, Matchroom Boxing confirmed that the card has now been postponed as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and that the Whyte-Povetkin fight had been rescheduled for 4 July. They have yet to confirm that the Taylor-Serrano fight will be on the same date.

James Tennyson was also scheduled to fight in May, as the Belfast knock-out artist was looking to secure the vacant British title against Gavin Gwynne. That bout for the lightweight crown has been provisionally set for 11 July.

"In line with the BBBofC and Government guidelines relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have postponed all events scheduled to be taking place in May, including Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin at Manchester Arena on 2 May," read the statement.

"Subject to the developing situation, Whyte's Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title clash with Povetkin has been rescheduled to Saturday 4 July.

"The health and safety of the boxers, staff, event contractors and fans involved with our events remains the top priority for Matchroom Boxing and we thank everyone for their understanding.

"We look forward to bringing world-class boxing events back to these shores as soon as it is safe to do so. Our thoughts are with everybody affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at this difficult time."