Amanda Serrano picks up her thirtieth win by stoppage!
Even with the emergence of undisputed champions Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor and Jessica McCaskill, Amanda Serrano is arguably seen as the perfect feminine boxer of this period by many boxing circles. The seven-division champion has held a complete of 9 main titles which is probably the most for any feminine fighter in boxing historical past! Some will criticize her resume as just a few of her title wins have been in opposition to lower than marquee opponents. Nevertheless, she nonetheless holds a bit of ladies’s boxing historical past. She’s going to proceed to construct on that when she takes on three-divisional champion Daniela Bermudez.
Information throughout the boxing world surrounding Serrano over the past 12 months has not been good. Boxing followers have been let down in a significant means when Serrano was expected to face undisputed lightweight champ Katie Taylor in 2020, only to turn the fight down as negotiations were on the brink of being finalized. The Puerto Rican phenom claimed a dispute with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn over cash and journey points stemming from a change within the preliminary combat date because the causes. Whatever the motive, this left a bitter style within the mouths of boxing followers who couldn’t wait to see how Serrano would honest in opposition to a expertise like Taylor.
Who’s Daniela Bermudez?
In the meantime, Bermudez doesn’t have a significant following exterior of her native Argentina. Nevertheless, her deeds are recognized. She doesn’t spend an excessive amount of time in a single division as she seems to be to all the time keep energetic. Within the course of, she is keen to combat anybody inside or round a division she campaigns in. By her fourth 12 months as a professional, she turned a WBO bantamweight and tremendous flyweight champion. In her eighth 12 months, the 31 year-old added the WBO tremendous bantamweight belt to her assortment.
Instantly after that win, she dropped again all the way down to bantamweight and made 5 defenses of her title earlier than selecting up the IBF bantamweight title in her final bout. This bout will mark the primary time she fights at featherweight.
Evidently, Bermudez has earned her place for this matchup. However, will she final in opposition to the most effective!
STARTING OUT FAST!
Protection was not a precedence on this bout! From the opening bell, each ladies met one another within the middle of the ring and threw a number of punches. Whereas Bermudez appeared to land as a lot as she took early, the issue is she doesn’t have a lot energy. Tallying solely ten knockouts in twenty-nine wins, she didn’t have the facility to essentially damage Serrano.
In the meantime, the seven-division champ is understood for getting opponents out of there. Her punches landed with far more authority and at instances backed-up her extremely aggressive opponent. A knock on Serrano was that she acquired hit an excessive amount of by a one-dimensional opponent. The reason is she had “knockout” on her thoughts and wished it unhealthy. Bermudez has misplaced thrice and has by no means been stopped. She is as powerful as they arrive. Serrano is a superb boxer and may have paced herself far more than she did. If the knockout comes, it comes.
Given the dearth of pacing and the quantity of punches she ate early, there’s a case for anybody to have given at the very least one of many first three rounds to Bermudez.
ADJUSTING WHEN NEEDED
As a real champion, Serrano realized she wanted to focus extra on dictating the tempo of the combat. By the fourth spherical, she not indulged in a slugfest. She began bouncing on her toes, establishing her straight left behind the jab within the southpaw stance and countering Bermudez as she rushed in. If the challenger acquired too shut, Serrano utilized her means to assault the physique viscously. The boxing means of the seven-division champion began to return alive!
Because the combat moved into the championship rounds, the Argentinian fell considerably behind on the scorecards. Being a one-dimensional fighter, she didn’t have a plan B. All she knew was to return ahead, and keep energetic which didn’t work for her as soon as Serrano made the adjustment to field.
Moreover, the combat was on the home-soil of the champion. Subsequently, the three-division champion wanted to conjure up some energy for a miracle knockout. A knockout would come however not for the challenger!
In spherical 9, Bermudez ran straight into double-hook mixture to the physique. After a delayed response, she backed up in ache, doubled over, turned her again to Serrano and dropped to her knees. You’ll be able to see the ache on her face as she winced attempting to regain her legs. Physique photographs like this may make a fighter lose their legs in an occasion and the ache is excruciating. Unable to regain her equilibrium, the referee counted her out!
Serrano efficiently made her first protection as a featherweight unified champion. There isn’t a query she could be an issue for any fighter she steps into the ring with. That begs the query of “can we see her within the ring with one other fighter that’s simply as gifted as her?” When requested a couple of doable bouts in opposition to junior light-weight WBO champion Mikaela Mayer, WBA featherweight champ Jelena Mrdjenovich and revisiting a mega-clash in opposition to Taylor. Her response was clear.
“I wish to develop into undisputed. I wish to be the primary undisputed champion coming from Puerto Rico!”
By: EJ Williams