Puerto Rico has played an integral part in the growth of boxing within the United States and around the world. Throughout the years, the mighty island has produced legends like Miguel Cotto, Héctor Camacho, Wilfred Benítez, Wilfredo Gómez and Félix Trinidad. Not to mention, Puerto Rican prospects like Xander Zayas and Edgar Berlanga are advancing toward title shots as well. With all of that said, Amanda Serrano has made a case for herself to be called Puerto Rico’s greatest champion, regardless of gender.
On February 4, 2023, Amanda Serrano outpointed Erika Cruz in a 10-round bout to claim the WBA Featherweight Championship. By adding the WBA strap to her collection of featherweight belts, she became the nation’s first undisputed champion in any division. Furthermore, she’s also the only Puerto Rican champion to win world titles in more than four divisions. Having won titles in seven different weight classes, she has cemented her place as one of the greatest fighters of the 21st century. In honor of her accomplishments, world-renowned artist Don Rimx designed a mural of the world champion in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
“Today, I was Honored [with a] mural [on] my Island next to the legends, [Miguel] Cotto [and] Tito [Trinidad]. I have officially been recognized [and accepted] by my island. To be considered their pride [and] joy means more than any title I could have ever won,” Serrano tweeted.
Today I was Honored w/a Mural in my Island next to the Legends Cotto & Tito. I have officially been recognized & excepted by my island. To be considered their Pride & Joy means more than any Title I could have ever won. I ?? you ??
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) April 20, 2023