The legendary Serrano is the absolute world champion: video


Madison Square Garden Theatre, New York, USA. In the main event of the show, the female boxing legend, the only conqueror of 7 weight categories in history, Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano (44-2-1, 30 KOs) took away the WBA belt from the Mexican
Erica Cruz (15-2, 3 KOs) and became the absolute featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg).

And we also have a classic: Puerto Rico vs Mexico and a confrontation between two left-handers.

It turned out that Cruz is a real Mexican – not a step back, a tight mahach in the center of the ring. It tries to crush it with tonnage, because its main advantage is a very solid workrate. But the problem is that such a fight plays into the hands of Serrano.

Cruz is more precise, but the opponent is not afraid of her blows. The Puerto Rican traditionally leans on body punches, but the Mexican forces her to work to the limit. Tough uncompromising mahach, solid exchanges.

Serrano was forced to connect the jab and legs. The ladies bumped their heads. The Mexican woman has a cut, blood fills her eyes.

It’s a bad cut for Cruz after a head clash… #SerranoCruz

— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) February 5, 2023

Boxing from Cruz is as simple as possible. Low head and hooks, sometimes overhands. Serrano would be nice to connect uppercuts. The Mexican is covered in blood and tired by the 5th round. But if you judge with an open mind, then it is still ahead. The doctors examined Cruz’s injury and allowed him to continue the fight.


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— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) February 5, 2023

In the 6th three-minute Serrano shocked her opponent. Ropes saved the Mexican woman from falling. Surprisingly, she continues to return blows for blows. But how much she missed in this round.

Blood, guts and thunder #SerranoCruz | @DAZNBoxing

— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) February 5, 2023

Crazy slugfest in round 7. Everything is in the blood. Serrano was told to work easier – two and a step back. The Mexican is bleeding. Conflict in her corner. Tells the coach: “Shut up and leave me alone!”

In the 10th round, Cruz fell. The referee missed the episode, did not record a knockdown. The ladies still fiercely kneaded each other, laid out in the last 10 seconds of the battle. The Mexican could hardly stand on her feet. But how cool is she!


— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) February 5, 2023

Fantastic! Here is the fight! The main thing is that now the judges do not spoil everything. After all, the fight was as competitive as possible, there was no expected dominance at all.

Double 98-92 and 97-93. The judging on this show was disgraceful.

Serrano UD 10.