Less than two months ago, Puerto Rican superstar Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (16-1-1, 11KOs) captured the inaugural UBF Inter-Continental female super featherweight title in typical “Serrano” fashion: a 1st round technical knockout over Lina Milagros Tejada. Weathering an early storm and relying on her excellent counter-punching ability, Serrano was able to fight ferocity with patience and skill as she sent her opponent to the canvas three times; the third being the “charm”, as Tejada was rendered unable to continue.
A brief holiday break and she’s at it again…
With that December 15th, 2012 victory, Serrano earned a shot fighting for the vacant UBF and WIBA Women’s International Boxing Association featherweight title, against Wanda Pena Ozuna (8-4, 2KOs) of the Dominican Republic. The bout will take place on February 16th, 2013 at the Gran Arena del Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and will mark the first time Serrano returns the 126lb featherweight class since August of 2011.
This bout will mark the first of many to come in 2013 for the Brooklyn, NY resident, who has managed to stay quite busy since her March 20th, 2009 pro debut. In 2009, she fought five times; in 2010, three times; on 2011, six times; and in 2012 she fought four times. “That’s a mighty-impressive work rate, by anyone’s standards” said UBF Founder Richard Spilotro.
He continued; “I’m very, very excited for Amanda. I have no doubt she will carry her winning momentum into this fight, and obtain both the UBF and WIBA belt. After all, the Dominican Republic has become somewhat of a second home for her…she’s never lost there…and all of her victories there have come by impressive KO. Hopefully, after this, we can see her stateside once again.”