|Real name||Laura Serrano Garcia|
|Nickname(s)||La Poeta del Ring|
|Height||164 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
October 20, 1967 |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Wins by KO||6|
Serrano began boxing at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, where she was studying to become a lawyer. She wanted to lose weight and stay in shape. She applied for a professional boxer's license in Mexico. After a short appearance in two episodes of the Volver a empezar soap opera, she went to Las Vegas, and on a pay per view card she challenged Christy Martin for the world title . It was her first fight as a professional and resulted in a draw.
Serrano's next fight was against world champion Deirdre Gogarty. She won by a knockout in seven rounds, in what was the first all women's boxing undercard held at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Serrano was supposed to box on the Julio César Chávez-Miguel Ángel González Pay Per View event's undercard in Mexico City, until an ordinance from 1947 was found, forbidding women from boxing events in Mexico. Thanks in part to Serrano's subsequent legal battle, the ordinance was dropped.
Serrano suffered a foot injury[when?] for which she underwent surgery, but in 1999 she came back and won a decision in her comeback bout. She then, on 2 September 1999, [details from her BoxRec page] met and defeated the world champion Tracy Byrd to become Mexico's first woman world boxing champion.
She defended her title against Cinthya Prouder (won in a unanimous decision after round 6), Alicia Ashley (won in a unanimous decision after round 8), Gina Greenwald (knockout in round 1) and Kelsey Jeffries (knockout in round 3), followed. The Jeffries fight resulted in Jeffries' first defeat.
Serrano has won her last two world title defenses, both decisions, one in ten rounds in Las Vegas and another one, a six-round win in Phoenix.
As of 2005, she was engaged to be married to a Puerto Rican. Serrano is also a lawyer.
During 2015, she was inducted as the first Hispanic in the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
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|Professional record summary|
|23 fights||16 wins||5 losses|
|12||Melissa Del Valle|