Amanda Serrano efficiently defended her WBO and WBC featherweight titles whereas including the IBO strap to the combination by stopping Daniela Bermudez.
Amanda Serrano had a profitable boxing homecoming to Puerto Rico when she stopped Daniela Bermudez within the Ring Metropolis USA most important occasion on Thursday, March 25.
Serrano (40-1-1, 30 KOs) tallied her fortieth victory and thirtieth knockout, stopping Bermudez in spherical 9 with a sequence of physique punches. She managed the motion for the whole thing of the battle and punctuated the evening with a left and proper hook that dropped Bermudez for a 10-count in spherical 9.
Serrano moved to New York as a toddler however was born in Puerto Rico. This was the fourth time in her skilled profession preventing in Puerto Rico, and he or she gave the followers watching at Plaza del Quinto Centenario in San Juan one thing to cheer about.
Serrano and Bermudez have been extensively thought to be pound-for-pound skills. Whereas Serrano was the favourite to win resulting from being a seven-division and nine-time world champion, Bermudez (29-4-3, 10 KOs) additionally commanded respect as a three-division world champion.
By stopping Daniela Bermudez in spherical 9, Amanda Serrano ups her inventory as an elite pound-for-pound boxing champion.
Serrano’s southpaw stance gave Bermudez issues all through the battle. Regardless that there wasn’t a lot of a measurement benefit on paper, featherweight is Serrano’s pure division, and Bermudez is extra of a bantamweight. Serrano bullied Bermudez across the ring for a lot of the battle, however Bermudez turned out a decent efficiency.
The story of the tape confirmed that Serrano was the larger puncher between her and Bermudez. Her pictures took a toll on Bermudez, particularly her left hook to the physique. Serrano harm Bermudez a number of occasions with that punch in spherical 6, landed it often all through the battle, and in the end secured the battle for Serrano in spherical 9.
Through the post-fight interview, the 32-year-old Serrano mentioned that she desired a unification bout with WBA featherweight champion Jelena Mrdjenovich. Undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor is the most important title on the market for Serrano, however the two have had points up to now making an attempt to safe a battle.
Together with her win over Bermudez, Serrano efficiently defended her WBO and WBC featherweight titles and picked up the vacant IBO belt.