Amanda Serrano

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Amanda Serrano
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Serrano with the IBF super featherweight title
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Real Deal
Rated at Lightweight
Super featherweight
Featherweight
Super bantamweight
Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Reach 63 in (160 cm)
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1988-10-09) October 9, 1988 (age 28)
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 32
Wins by KO 24
Losses 1
Draws 1

Amanda Serrano (born October 9, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer who has held the WBO female bantamweight title since April 2017.[1] She is the only women's boxer to win world titles in five divisions[2] and the only Puerto Rican boxer to become a five division world champion (bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight).[3]

As of March 2017, Serrano is ranked as the world's eight best female boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec; she is also ranked as the world's second best super bantamweight by BoxRec.

Early life and education[edit]

Serrano is a graduate of Bushwick High School in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which closed in 2006. She is Puerto Rican American her grandparents were born in Loiza.

Professional career[edit]

Serrano is managed and trained by noted female American professional boxing trainer Jordan Maldonado of New York City. Serrano is Boxing 360's first world champion.[4]

Boxing life of two sisters[edit]

Amanda won the inaugural International Boxing Federation Super Featherweight title with a second round stoppage over Kimberly Connor, who had not lost a fight in seven years. In the second round, Serrano began landing power shots to the head, sending Connor to the canvas on her back midway through the round. Connor beat the count, but appeared helpless on the ropes as Serrano immediately battered her senseless and defenseless with numerous power shots to the head, forcing referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the contest. The rounds were two-minute rounds, and the bout was scheduled for ten. According to Boxing 360 CEO Mario Yagobi negotiations are underway for Serrano to fight an IBF-WBC unification match with WBC female Super Featherweight champion Frida Wallberg of Sweden in early 2012. Serrano sparred for her title fight with her sister, Cindy Serrano, now training for her upcoming female World Welterweight title bout with Anne Sophie Mathis. The Serrano sisters are both trained by Jordan Maldonado.

NABF Featherweight championship[edit]

On June 11, 2011, Amanda defeated Jennifer Scott to capture the vacant NABF featherweight champion. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds, but the match was cut quick by Serrano knocked out Scott in 1:04 in round 1.

IBF Super featherweight championship[edit]

In the main event of an eight bout card held at Aviator Arena in Brooklyn promoted by Havoc Boxing Promotions, undefeated Amanda Serrano won the inaugural International Boxing Federation Super Featherweight title with a second round stoppage over Kimberly Connor, who had not lost a fight in seven years. The first round was even, with both fighters attempting to do body work on the inside in center ring, but ineffectively. Connor also fought off the ropes with some right hand lead counters to the head, but Serrano was not fazed. In the second round, Serrano began landing power shots to the head, sending Connor to the canvas on her back midway through the round. Connor beat the count, but appeared helpless on the ropes as Serrano immediately battered her senseless and defenseless with numerous power shots to the head, forcing referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the contest. Two minute rounds, scheduled for ten. According to Boxing 360 CEO Dr. Mario Yagobi, Serrano's promoter, negotiations were underway for Serrano to fight an IBF-WBC unification match with WBC female Super Featherweight champion Frida Wallberg of Sweden in early 2012. Serrano sparred for this fight with her sister Cindy Serrano, training for her upcoming female world welterweight title bout with Anne Sophie Mathis. The Serrano sisters are both trained by Jordan Maldonado. Serrano's originally scheduled opponent, Fatuma Zarika of Kenya, was unable to leave that country to get to the United States due to visa problems.[5]

WBC Featherweight Championship[edit]

On April 27, 2012, Serrano faced the undefeated Frida Wallberg in Cloetta Center, Linkoping, Sweden. Serrano came up short losing to Wallberg in a unanimous decision. The referee was Victor Loughlin and the judges were Gudjon Vilhelm 93-98 | judge: Venciclav Nikolov 93-97 | judge: Franco Ciminale 94-96.

UBF and WIBA featherweight world championship[edit]

On February 16, 2013, Puerto Rican female star Amanda 'The Real Deal' Serrano (17-1-1, 12 KO's) was once again crowned world champion, capturing the WIBA and UBF featherweight titles with a first round knockout of Wanda Pena (8-5, 2 KO's) at Gran Arena del Cibao, Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. The Universal Boxing Federation is a newer boxing organization known for its staging of female championship fights.[6]

Public challenge to Ronda Rousey[edit]

On July 31, 2015, Ronda Rousey's trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, expressed the belief that his fighter "can win the boxing world title" while discussing a potential fight with Cris Cyborg.[7] After noting that "Ronda spars with boxing world champions that punch way harder than Cyborg", Tarverdyan claimed that she "has never lost a round in the gym. A round. With boxing world champions".[7] Within a week, Serrano responded by stating that "Rousey's trainer does not have any knowledge about the sport of boxing. She is a very good fighter in the Octagon, and I really congratulate her for everything she has done. Her opponents cannot box and it's easy to look great, but when facing a high quality boxer with punching power as myself, believe me, things are gonna change. In a boxing ring, the canvas will be your comfort zone".[8]

She went on to criticize Rousey's stand-up fighting technique and challenging her to a boxing match, stating that "[from a] boxing point of view, she looked like a rookie amateur fighter, throwing very wide punches with no coordination. I heard that Cyborg is not willing to come down to the lightweight division to fight Ronda, but I can go up to 135, and we can settle a boxing match so I can prove her trainer wrong. I once went up to the lightweight division, and traveled to Argentina for a world title fight. At the end, the results was that I became the first ever Puerto Rican female boxer to captured a world title in two weight classes".[8] Serrano's trainer noted that they "do not challenge other fighting styles." And that the reason for calling out Rousey was because they "represent boxing and [...] want to get some respect." by showing "Edmond Tarverdyan how wrong he is about boxing".[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
34 fights 32 wins 1 loss
By knockout 24 0
By decision 8 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
34 Win 32–1–1 Dominican Republic Dahiana Santana TKO 8 (10), 1:14 Apr 22, 2017 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBO female bantamweight title
33 Win 31–1–1 Mexico Yazmín Rivas UD 10 Jan 14, 2017 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Retained WBO female super bantamweight title
32 Win 30–1–1 Hungary Alexandra Lazar TKO 5 (10), 1:10 Oct 18, 2016 Puerto Rico Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBO female super bantamweight title
31 Win 29–1–1 Colombia Calixta Silgado TKO 1 (10), 1:10 Jul 30, 2016 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Retained WBO female featherweight title
30 Win 28–1–1 Hungary Edina Kiss TKO 4 (8), 1:20 Apr 22, 2016 Puerto Rico Cancha Rubén Zayas Montañez, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
29 Win 27–1–1 Canada Olivia Gerula TKO 1 (10), 1:50 Feb 17, 2016 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant WBO female featherweight title
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amanda Serrano Wins IBF Title for Boxing 360 on Tribute Card". Saddoboxing.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  2. ^ "With KO, Serrano a champ in 5 divisions". ESPN. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Amanda Serrano Ties Cotto, Demolishes Lazar For WBO Title". BoxingScene. 
  4. ^ "AMANDA SERRANO WINS BOXING 360'S FIRST WORLD TITLE". Fighthype.Com. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Fight:1610901". BoxRec.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Amanda Serrano Stops Wanda Pena in One, Wins Gold - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  7. ^ a b Marc Raimondi (2015-07-31). "Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women's boxing world title". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 
  8. ^ a b c "Amanda Serrano Blasts Ronda Rousey's Trainer". RoundbyRoundBoxing.com. 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 

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