Amanda Serrano has accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish in the sport of boxing. She has managed to win titles in seven different divisions, score 30 knockouts and fight at nearly every major boxing venue in the world. With all that she has accomplished, there is still one major fight left for her to chase.
For months, fans have called for Amanda Serrano to square off against undefeated, undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor. In order to get to that fight, she had to get by former lightweight titleholder Miriam Gutierrez. While there is a major fight with a big payday attached to it on the horizon, Serrano assured fans that she was not overlooking her opponent.
“I never overlook who is in front of me,” Serrano told Boxing Scene.
“My entire career, I’ve always trained like I’m the underdog, like. I’m a challenger who is fighting the champion. A lot of times that has been the case (laughs), but every opponent I face is a world champion I have to beat to get to the next one.
Serrano lived up to her statement. In the first round, Serrano landed power punches at a blistering pace, leading the referee to nearly stop the fight. After the opening round, Gutierrez was able to fight her way through the remaining rounds with a more cautious style. Still, Serrano managed to dominate the fight throughout by keeping the pressure up and landing more than 30 punches in nearly every two-minute round. Things got a rougher from the seventh round on. Gutierrez fought from the left hand and let her right hook go a bit more. However, Serrano proved to be too much. The Puerto Rican champion hurt her opponent to the body several times.
In the end, Serrano was awarded for her work rate and power. The three judges turned in scores of 99-90, 99-91 and 100-90. With the victory secured, she can now look toward a fight with Katie Taylor in New York this spring.
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