Amanda Serrano Seeks WBO Featherweight World Title in NYC Tonite

Amanda Serrano Seeks WBO Featherweight World Title – Last night in New York City, Amanda Serrano (26-1-1) and Olivia Gerula (17-15-2) both made weight, making their 126 lb bout for the WBO´s vacant World Female Featherweight championship official. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds of 2 minutes and it is the headline attraction of DiBella Entertainment´s eight fight boxing card at BB King´s Bar and Grill in New York City.

Serrano tipped the scales right at the 126 lb limit, while Gerula came in lighter, at 123.5 lbs.

Serrano was originally scheduled to fight Helen Joseph of Ghana on January 16th for the vacant belt, but Joseph never boarded her flight.  Serrano did go through the process of making the weight in January, only to see her fight cancelled.

Checkout this Boxing Channel video on the Jan 16th fight before it’s cancellation.

As for Gerula, she is a veteran from Canada who is 36 years old and she has been fighting professionally since her teens. She is already 1-0 in 2016, having won a 6 round bout on January 21st, and she has won four of her last five. The level of competition she has faced is very high, as she has gone 1-2 in a trilogy of fights with Jelena Mrdjenovich and she has a 2003 draw with Mia St John, to name just two of the quality opponents spread throughout her resume.  Now, she adds Serrano to her list.

Amanda Serrano Seeks WBO Featherweight World Title in NYC Tonite

Promoter Lou DiBella promised after the cancellation of January’s bout that Serrano would get her title shot quickly and he came through.  DiBella has been running his “Broadway Boxing” series for many years at BB King’s.

Serrano, who lives in Brooklyn, has held the WBO World Female Lightweight title and the IBF World Female Super Featherweight title at different points in her career. Serrano, 27 years old, was born in Puerto Rico and her older sister Cindy is an active boxer as well.  Though this fight is not at the Barclays Center and potentially on Showtime like the cancelled January fight, a win will see Serrano further establish herself as one of the faces of women’s boxing.

The co-feature, a 10-round contest in the Middleweight division, features veterans Avtandil Khurtsidze (31-2-2) and Giovanni Lorenzo (34-7).  At Super Middleweight, Lennox Allen (20-0-1) faces Martin Verdin (21-19-2) in an eight round bout, and there are five additional bouts slated for 6 rounds.

Check out The Sweet Science’s own David Avila as he rates the women’s top fighters in the world. Serrano is ranked #8 pound for pound among active women fighters.

 

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-deepwater2 :

Serrano might be the best in the world at this moment in the female division. I can see her fighting the Mexican , Jackie Nava, Puerto Rico vs Mexico , in a big fight. I can see her fighting one of the top German women who are the top of the game. My friend was talking to Lou Dibella last night at the ring 8 and told him that I want to know what was going through his head when signing crazy shotgun Taylor again. Sweet Lou doesn't mess around. He told him to have me call him myself. I just called him ,it's his number. Anyway, Sweet Lou has a fighter that might take over the women's division.


-Bernie Campbell :

I'm really tired of you guys pushing this nonsense. Take the damn dishes away from them.


-Radam G :

I'm really tired of you guys pushing this nonsense. Take the damn dishes away from them.
Hehehe! Wash the dishes and cook the food yourself, B-Camp! Let those boksing dolls, dames and damsel scrap. And make that moolah. You can be a househusband. Haha! Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

I meant take the damn dishwasher away from them.


-Radam G :

I meant take the damn dishwasher away from them.
B-Camp! You are getting soap in your mug lights. You are going to be a in a state of shock. Hehe! Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

Giiirls, Do you mind taking out the trash? And please be attentive to recycle!


-Radam G :

Giiirls, Do you mind taking out the trash? And please be attentive to recycle!
Be a gent, B-Camp! That is a dude's job. Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

Wheres my slippers and pipe girls?


-Radam G :

Wheres my slippers and pipe girls?
Hehehe! Is your pipe really that small that you have to ask girls! I told you to be nice, B-Camp? Those ladies are smoking. And show respect and quit joking. Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

Scratc your a.. Radam.