Amanda Serrano and Erika Cruz headlined a Matchroom Boxing & Dazn boxing event on February 4, 2023, at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater for become the undisputed champion in the women’s featherweight division.
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On February 4, 2023, Amanda Serrano and Erika Cruz not only headlined a card at Madison Square Garden, but they also had a chance to write their names in history books as the first-ever undisputed champion in the featherweight division.
Amanda Serrano held WBO, WBC and IBF women’s featherweight titles along with IBO belt. She won the WBC and WBO titles in September 2019 when she defeated Heather Hardy. Since then, she has successfully defended them three times along with winning the IBF belt in September 2022 by defeating Sarah Mahfoud.
Serrano, considered one of the greatest female boxers of the time, has held 9 major world titles across seven different weight classes(a World record). But the undisputed status has alluded him thus far. She faced Katie Taylor in April 2022 for the undisputed lightweight titles but lost via a split decision. Was she able to become an undisputed champion in her second attempt?
Erika Cruz won the WBA women’s featherweight title in April 2021 by beating Jelena Mrdjenovich for it. She has defended the title twice since then. Was she able to hang with Serrano though?
The co-main event bout saw another undisputed champion being crowned in the super featherweight division as Alycia Baumgardner faced Elhem Mekhaled. Baumgardner held WBO, WBA & IBF titles in the division while the WBA title was vacant going into the bout.
TALE OF THE TAPE
|Boxer Name||Amanda Serrano||Erika Cruz|
|Role||WBC, WBO, IBF & IBO Women’s Featherweight Champion||WBA Women’s Featherweight Champion|
|NickName||The Real Deal||Dinamita|
|Height||5 ft 5.5 in||5 ft 6 in|
|Reach||65.5 inches||64 inches|
UNDERCARD (FIGHT CARD)
- Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz, 10 rounds, undisputed featherweight title bout for Serrano’s WBO, WBC, IBO,and IBF title & Cruz’s WBA title
- Amanda Serrano won via unanimous decision(98-92, 98-92, 97-93)
- Alycia Baumgardner vs. Elhem Mekhaled, 10 rounds, undisputed super featherweight title bout for Baumgardner’s WBC, IBF, IBO, WBO title & vacant WBA belt title
- Alycia Baumgardner won via unanimous decision (99-89, 99-89, 98-90)
- Richardson Hitchins vs. John Bauza, 10 rounds, Welterweight bout for Vacant WBC United States & Hitchins’s IBF North American titles
- Richardson Hitchins won via unanimous decision(100-88, 100-88, 100-88)
- Yankiel Rivera vs. Fernando Diaz, 8 rounds, flyweight
- Yankiel Rivera won via unanimous decision(79-73, 79-73, 78-74)
- Skye Nicolson vs. Tania Alvarez, 10 rounds, featherweight bout for Vacant WBC Silver featherweight title
- Skye Nicolson won via unanimous decision(100-90, 98-92, 97-93)
- Ramla Ali vs. Avril Mathie, 10 rounds, Featherweight bout for Vacant IBF Intercontinental title
- Ramla Ali won via unanimous decision(99-91, 99-91, 99-91)
- Shadasia Green vs. Elin Cederroos, 10 rounds, super middleweight bout for WBA and WBC world title eliminator, Shadasia’s WBC “Silver” title, and Vacant WBA continental Americas title
- Shadasia Green won via TKO at 1:18 of round 6
- Harley Mederos vs. Julio Madera, 6 rounds, lightweight
- Harley Mederos won via TKO at 0:25 of round 6
- Aaron Aponte vs. Joshua David Rivera, 8 rounds, super lightweight
- Aaron Aponte won via unanimous decision(80-72, 8-72, 80-72)