Amanda Serrano has received world titles in seven divisions on her approach to turning into one of many greatest stars in girls’s boxing.
She is anticipated to combat undisputed champion Katie Taylor on the light-weight restrict of 135 kilos for the second time Might 20 in Dublin, however Serrano admits that she is most snug boxing as a featherweight. The 34-year-old Serrano confirmed but once more Friday that she will proceed to make the 126-pound most for her division.
Brooklyn’s Serrano stepped on the New York State Athletic Fee’s scale at 125.4 kilos for her 10-round featherweight title unification combat in opposition to Erika Cruz on Saturday night time. Mexico Metropolis’s Cruz got here in at 125.4 kilos as nicely for a battle between southpaws that can headline DAZN’s stream from Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater in New York.
Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) will defend her IBF, IBO, WBC and WBO featherweight crowns in opposition to Cruz (15-1, 3 KOs), whose WBA belt additionally shall be on the road.
Caesars Sportsbook listed Serrano as an 8-1 favourite Friday to beat Cruz. The 32-year-old Cruz hasn’t misplaced since Mexico Metropolis’s Alondra Gonzalez (5-1, 0 KOs) edged her by majority choice in Cruz’s second skilled combat, a four-rounder that came about in June 2016.
The official weights for the eight fights on the Serrano-Cruz undercard are listed under.
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Alycia Baumgardner (13-1, 7 KOs), Bingham Farms, Michigan, 129 kilos vs. Elhem Mekhaled (15-1, 3 KOs), Paris, 129 kilos, 10 rounds for Baumgardner’s IBF, IBO, WBC and WBO and the vacant WBA 130-pound titles.
Richardson Hitchins (15-0, 7 KOs), Brooklyn, 139.6 kilos vs. John Bauza (17-0, 7 KOs), North Bergen, New Jersey, 139 kilos, 10 rounds for the IBF North American junior welterweight and WBC United States tremendous light-weight titles.
Yankiel Rivera (2-0, 2 KOs), Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, 112.4 kilos vs. Fernando Diaz (11-2-1, 3 KOs), Riverside, California, 111.8 kilos, 8 rounds, flyweights.
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Skye Nicolson (5-0, 0 KOs), Yatala, Australia, 125.6 kilos vs. Tania Alvarez (7-0, 1 KO), Barcelona, Spain, 124.8 kilos, 10 rounds for the WBC Silver featherweight title.
Ramla Ali (7-0, 2 KOs), London, 121.4 kilos vs. Avril Mathie (8-0-1, 3 KOs), Sydney, Australia, 121.4 kilos, 10 rounds for the IBF Intercontinental junior featherweight title.
Shadasia Inexperienced (11-0, 10 KOs), Paterson, New Jersey, 167.2 kilos vs. Elin Cederroos (8-1, 4 KOs), Vasteras, Sweden, 167.4 kilos for the WBC Silver tremendous middleweight title.
Harley Mederos (4-0, 3 KOs), Brooklyn, 134.2 kilos vs. Julio Madera (4-2, 3 KOs), Mexico Metropolis, 133.6 kilos, 6 rounds, lightweights.
Aaron Aponte (6-0-1, 2 KOs), Hialeah, Florida, 138.6 kilos vs. Joshua David Rivera (8-1, 3 KOs), La Mesa, California, 8 rounds, 138.8 kilos, junior welterweights.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.