The unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano shared that he could fight in Puerto Rico in February of next year and that after that he would return to the cage for his first confrontation in mixed martial arts (MMA) since June 2021.
The Puerto Rican made the statements in an interview with Canadian journalist Ariel Helwani on his program “The MMA Hour.”. An excerpt of that conversation was shared by producer Jed I. Goodman on his X social network account.
“We are working to hopefully fight here, on my island, Puerto Rico. It would be a boxing fight. After that I would go to the cage with PFL, so I am very excited and I have been watching mixed martial arts fights,” said the undisputed 126-pound monarch when asked by Helwani about her plans for her next mixed martial arts fight. .
Serrano announced in early August that he signed a contract with the company Professional Fighters League (PFL) to hold mixed martial arts fights for its new pay-per-view fighting division (PFL PPV Super Fight Division).
The 34-year-old athlete has a 2-0-1 record in MMA. Her last fight was on June 11, 2021: a victory over Valentina Garcia by submission.
She also has a 5-0 record in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu and as a boxer she has accumulated 45 victories, 30 of them by knockout; two defeats and a draw.
Serrano last fought in Puerto Rico on March 25, 2021 on a card held at the Plaza del Quinto Centenario in San Juan, in full restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, she defeated Argentina’s Daniela Bermudez via knockout in the ninth round for the featherweight titles of the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Organization. In fact, that was the last fight she won by knockout.
According to records from the specialized page Boxrec, Serrano has fought four times in Puerto Rico, all between 2016 and 2021 and won by knockout.
The fighter plans to defend three of her five 126-pound titles against the Brazilian Danila Ramos on October 27 in Orlando, Florida, in a fight scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds, emulating the format of men’s boxing.
World title fights between women last 10 rounds for two minutes.
Serrano will risk the belts of the World Boxing Organization (WBO)the International Boxing Federation (IBF)and the World Boxing Association (WBA). The one from World Boxing Council (WBC)which is also yours along with that of the International Boxing Organization (IBO)will not be in play after that body did not endorse the combat format based on health and safety issues.
The Puerto Rican won the titles on February 4 when she defeated the Mexican by unanimous decision Erika Cruz on a billboard held at the Madison Square Garden theater in New York.