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The top five wins of Amanda Serrano’s boxing career

Since turning pro in 2009, Amanda Serrano has become one of the most accomplished fighters competing today. With world titles in seven different weight divisions and 30 wins via knockout, Serrano is a dominant force.

On Saturday, Serrano, who grew up in Brooklyn, will main event Madison Square Garden against undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor. It will be the first time two female fighters have main evented The Garden, a building Serrano is very familiar with.

Serrano has had plenty of exciting wins over her career. Some are history-making, and others are just dominant displays of her ability. They have all led to the fight against Taylor, and she will use her experience toward her advantage.

The Sporting News looks into some of the top wins of Amanda Serrano’s career.

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Maria Maderna, August 2014

One of Serrano’s early title wins ended up being the seventh win in a row since she lost to Frida Wallberg in 2012. Maderna won the WBC lightweight title in 2013 and successfully defended it four times. Nothing could prepare her for Serrano, who walked all over Maderna with combinations to the body and head. In the sixth round, Serrano landed a right hook that dropped Maderna. Maderna then had the referee stop the fight.

This was just the beginning for Serrano.

Yazmin Rivas, January 2017

Serrano fought Yazmin Rivas in the first nationally televised English-language women’s world title fight in the US since 2007 on Showtime (note: Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent fought on NBCSN in 2016). On the line was Serrano’s WBO junior-featherweight title.

Knowing how tough her opponent was and the stage she was on, Serrano boxed her way to a unanimous decision victory. It was an incredible display of power and speed by Serrano, who stayed smart and busy. She landed a powerful left to the body early and continued to attack with jabs, lead hooks and incredible combination blows. Rivas tried to mount a comeback, but Serrano was not having it.

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According to CompuBox, Serrano landed 206 shots compared with Rivas’ 107. “The Real Deal’s” dominance in the later rounds was a factor when the judges picked a winner.

Daniela Romina Bermudez, March 2021

Betting on herself after the initial 2020 Taylor fight fell through, Serrano fought in Puerto Rico in 2021 for Ring City USA. Serrano would face IBF junior-featherweight champion Daniela Romina Bermudez, who was on a 14-fight unbeaten streak heading into the bout. At one point, she held and defended the WBO bantamweight title five times.

Serrano proved why she is one of the most powerful strikers in boxing today. While Bermudez landed solid shots throughout the contest, Serrano was the fresher fighter, even in the later rounds. Serrano broke down Bermudez, a top competitor within her division. Body work was the name of the game, as that ended up being the deciding factor in the ninth round when Serrano won via knockout.

Heather Hardy, September 2021

Against Heather Hardy, a pioneer in the sport of boxing, Serrano already was a record-breaking seven-division champion. She won a featherweight title back in 2011 and 2012. This time, in Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, Serrano would put Hardy to work for 10 rounds.

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Serrano used combinations to rock Hardy early, and there was general concern for the latter early on. Hardy, however, made it a fight, even with blood pouring down her nose from her. Serrano controlled the early rounds while Hardy stormed back in the later rounds. The two went back and forth, showing the toughness they are known for displaying.

The judges would give the fight to Serrano via a justified unanimous decision, and she won the WBO, WBC and WBAN featherweight titles in the process. According to CompuBox, Hardy landed 131 shots, while Serrano landed 222. While Serrano had the edge, it was a battle that showed Serrano’s toughness de ella against one of the best to do it.

Eva Voraberger, January 2019

Eva Voraberger is considered one of the top fighters based in Austria. Before facing Serrano, she was on a four-fight win streak that saw her win and defend the interim WBC bantamweight title.

Fighting for junior-bantamweight gold, it only took one round and one punch in the gut from Serrano for her to take down Voraberger and win a title in a seventh weight class. It was such a dominant performance that if you blinked, you missed it.

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