Serrano Vs. Cruz & Baumgardner Vs. Mekhaled – Tonight’s live results from New York
Via Mark Eisner: In a spectacular game tonight, women’s three-belt featherweight champion Amanda Serrano will battle WBA champion Erika Cruz for the undisputed title on DAZN at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main portion of the pass will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.
In the co-feature match, IBF/IBO/WBC/WBO women’s lightweight champion Alycia Baumgardner (13-1, 7 faces Elhem Mekhaled for the vacant WBA title and undisputed title to claim the title. .
24h Boxing News will update live & results of tonight’s match below:
Is the age climbing on the Serrano?
Knockout artist Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) has been empty-handed in some of her final matches, unable to score knockdowns like she used to on a regular basis, which gives see that her age may be increasing.
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At 34, Serrano is no longer the young lion cub she once was, and as a result she is forced to go far in tough battles in her last four competitions. Serrano’s last knockout came in March 2021 when she stopped Daniela Romina Bermudez in the ninth round.
The good news for Serrano is that Cruz (15-1, 3 KOs) has very few of her punches, so there’s little threat of her being heavily countered by opponents. It will likely be another 10-round bout, though, for Serrano, but at least she’ll fulfill her goal of becoming the undisputed featherweight champion.
“That means everything to me, but I think it means even more to me because my island has never had an undisputed champion,” Amanda Serrano told DAZN. “Of course, the island of Puerto Rico, where I come from, where we have incredible talents, great champions come out of that little island, but we have never had the impossible. argumentative.
“It was great to be fighting for the undisputed championship at the Hula Theater in New York because I made history there. I became a seven-rank world champion there, and I won the first piece of this class in that arena,” Serrano continued.
“It was the fruit of almost twelve years of work, and now I am just a few days away from achieving it,” says Erika Cruz.
“Being in the UK for my last three games was a way to build and learn more about the sport. Coming to the United States now, it was a dream come true, and now I am fighting here on American soil,” said Alycia Baumgardner.