Amanda Serrano (born October 9, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer and mixed martial artist who has held the WBO female super-bantamweight title since October 2016. She is the only women’s boxer to win world titles in five divisions and the only Puerto Rican boxer to become a five division world champion (bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight).
Professional boxing career
Serrano is managed and trained by noted female American professional boxing trainer Jordan Maldonado of New York City. Serrano is Boxing 360’s first world champion.
Super featherweight world championship
Amanda won the inaugural International Boxing Federation Super Featherweight title with a second round stoppage over Kimberly Connor, who had not lost a fight in seven years. In the second round, Serrano began landing power shots to the head, sending Connor to the canvas on her back midway through the round. Connor beat the count, but appeared helpless on the ropes as Serrano immediately battered her senseless and defenseless with numerous power shots to the head, forcing referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the contest. The rounds were two-minute rounds, and the bout was scheduled for ten.
NABF Featherweight championship
On June 11, 2011, Amanda defeated Jennifer Scott to capture the vacant NABF featherweight champion. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds, but the match was cut quick by Serrano knocked out Scott in 1:04 in round 1.
IBF Super featherweight championship
In the main event of an eight bout card held at Aviator Arena in Brooklyn promoted by Havoc Boxing Promotions, undefeated Amanda Serrano won the inaugural International Boxing Federation Super Featherweight title with a second round stoppage over Kimberly Connor, who had not lost a fight in seven years.
WBC Featherweight Championship
On April 27, 2012, Serrano faced the undefeated Frida Wallberg in Cloetta Center, Linkoping, Sweden. The WBC against mandatory rules allowed the bout to be contested with 10 ounce gloves instead of the mandatory 8 ounce for that division. Serrano came up short losing a controversial unanimous decision to Wallberg.
WIBA featherweight world championship
On February 16, 2013, Puerto Rican female star Amanda ‘The Real Deal’ Serrano (17-1-1, 12 KO’s) was once again crowned world champion, capturing the WIBA featherweight title with a first-round knockout of Wanda Pena (8-5, 2 KO’s) at Gran Arena del Cibao, Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. The WIBA (Womens International Boxing Assosiation) was the Original boxing organization known for its staging of female championship fights.
In December 2017, Serrano announced that she had signed with Combate Americas, a MMA promotion that mostly featured Latin American fighters in its roster. Her debut was scheduled for April 13, 2018, with the opponent being Corina Herrera.