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Amanda Serrano Makes History In First Women’s Unified Championship Bout

Serrano retains titles after 36-minute fight, calls for future matches with three-minute rounds
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Serrano versus Ramos was, “the first ever women’s unified championship bout with the same rules as a men’s championship,” according to Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), which described the fight as “another historic step on its mission to advance women in boxing to be treated equal to their male peers.”

Amanda Serrano , 35, is a Puerto Rican professional boxer from Carolina. Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) competed to defend her Ring featherweight championship against mandatory WBO opponent Danila Ramos (12-3-0, 1 KO) at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, October 27.

Although women’s fights typically go for ten two-minute rounds, Amanda Serrano claimed she  “really couldn’t feel the difference” after fighting for the entire thirty-six minutes.

“In the sixth round, I was like, is it really three minutes or did they go back to two minutes?” said Amanda Serrano in media reports after retaining her WBO, WBA and IBF world featherweight titles.

“I felt good. I was in really good shape. I trained really hard for this fight knowing I had to go out there and prove to everybody that women can do whatever they put their minds to,” said Serrano.

With approximately 1,100 punches in 36 minutes, Amanda Serrano was declared the winner by all three judges, 120–108.

The fight was cagey at first, but in the third and fourth rounds, the current featherweight champion ramped up the tempo, finding a place to land punches in large quantities as she looked to knock out her opponent.

Although Ramos overcame a particularly tough straight-right in the tenth round, she was unable to match Amanda Serrano’s output and precision. Nevertheless, Danila Ramos gave it her all to resist and make the final bell.

“This was a historic night,” added Serrano. 

“I hope it’s just the beginning, because I know there are a lot of women coming after me. I know the future is bright for us,” said Serrano. 

Future fights for Serrano may involve Skye Nicolson or Alycia Baumgardner, but the champion emphasized that the matches would only take place if her opponents agreed to compete in three-minute rounds.

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