Amanda Serrano will fight this Saturday against the Danish Sarah Mahfoud – NBC Utah

SPORTS EDITORIAL – Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, who was part of the historic first women’s main event at Madison Square Garden, will have another opportunity this Saturday to enlarge her legacy in women’s boxing by facing Danish Sarah Mahfoud.

‘The Real Deal’ Serrano, featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council and the World Organization, will seek to continue her path to being the first boxer from Puerto Rico to be the absolute champion in a division by trying to snatch Mahfoud’s belt from the International Federation.

The Puerto Rican, who will turn 34 on October 9, has recognized that if she continues to compete after more than a decade of career, it is to give “her island” more joy.

“Being the undisputed champion is one of the things that keeps me in boxing, being the first undisputed champion on my island, Puerto Rico, is one of my goals,” she explained last Thursday at the press conference prior to challenging the Danish in Manchester England arena.

Serrano failed in her first opportunity to be undisputed in a division, right in the legendary fight at the Garden when she lost to Ireland’s Katie Taylor, who retained her lightweight belts.

In the New York venue, Taylor defeated Serrano by split decision in an unconvincing way, however both gained respect in their sport by not disappointing in the first main event at Madison.

Against the Irishwoman, Serrano continued with other of her objectives “to open more paths for women in boxing” for the good show and the historic bag that she pocketed together with her rival, of one million dollars each, the largest for a female gladiator

‘The Real Deal’ has been looking for the fight against Mahfoud for the last two years since he knows that the division in which he has performed best is featherweight, and he is confident of taking away his sash.

After the Danish, it is most likely that Serrano will challenge the Mexican Erika Cruz, owner of the World Association featherweight belt.

Serrano’s task, with a record of 42 wins, 30 by knockout, two losses and one draw, will not be easy since Mahfoud is undefeated with 11 wins, three early.

In her favor, Serrano has experience since her rival only has five years of experience and as champion she has only had one fight, when she ceased to be interim monarch of the International Federation by defeating the German Nina Meinke by unanimous decision.

The Serrano-Mahfoud duel promises to take the spotlight on the Manchester card, which leads the fight between Briton Joe Joyce and New Zealander Joseph Parker, who will fight for the interim heavyweight title of the World Boxing Organization.

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