The Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano became the undisputed featherweight champion last Saturday, after defeating the Mexican Érika Cruz, the champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), and unify the world titles of the category.
The match was a battle without quarter, where despite the fact that the Puerto Rican was a wide favorite, Erika Cruz she put up great resistance, something that Serrano already anticipated and that she revealed at the end of the fight, when she was asked if she was completely convinced that she would win.
“Not at all, She is a Mexican champion, I said it at the beginning”, he commented after the fight, referring to how complicated Mexican boxers are, who are characterized by their tenacity and pride.
Nonetheless, Amanda Serrano She was confident of taking the victory, since she arrived well prepared for the fight and, in the end, the result was what she expected.
“Hard work. That’s what we train for. I knew he was going to want to take my belts. That’s what we’ve been training for. I expected no less than what he gave me”, he delved.
Part of Amanda’s success during the fight lay in the indications of her corner, work that she herself highlighted and that tipped the course of the fight in her favor.
“They sent me back to basics. I was listening to my corner that asked me to go to one-two ”recounted.
In this way, the Puerto Rican managed to unify the titles before a standing audience at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, who also won with the show, since it was a real war in which no one was intimidated or stopped throwing blows.
After the rounds, the contest went to Serrano by unanimous decision with scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93.
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