Brooklyn, NY (September 15, 2014) — Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO’s) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands this Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when he she takes on Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) in a rematch of a fight that took place on March 20, 2009.
Serrano won a majority decision and now in the long awaited rematch they will headline a seven bout card promoted by Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions.
The Featherweight bout is scheduled for 8-rounds.
The 25 year-old Serrano will be fighting in her native Brooklyn for the first time in three years after fighting in the Dominican Republic and Argentina.
“I feel good. I am ready to fight. I love to fight and it’s going to be a war on Thursday,”said Serrano.
Even though she won the first encounter, Serrano is looking for a more emphatic victory.
“We fought before and now I know a lot more about her. I know she is confident. I am always confident. I am ready.”
Serrano has won belts at 126, 130 and 135 pounds and is considered one of the top female fighters in the world.
“It feels great to be considered one of the best. There is a lot of pressure to keep world championship status. I am here because I have a great team. I am glad to be the first female fighter to be featured on Dmitry’s shows.”
Serrano is happy that she will be at the top of the card in her hometown.
“I am at the level where I am the main event. We have proved to the fans that we can be the co-main event and main event. It gives me an extra umph to be able to featured so high on the card.”
With the perceived lack of opportunities, Serrano’s manager/trainer Jordan Maldonado said that Serrano may have to starting fight abroad more. She has already fought in the Dominican Republic, Sweden and Argentina.
“Going to Europe is the only choice. The American promoters do not see the passion of these girls,”said Maldonado,
“There are great fighters like (newly crowned unified Welterweight champion) Cecilia Braekhus. When we were in Argentina we noticed how much pride they have in their women fighters. It’s big in Peru and it’s funny because I don’t think the fighters anywhere are even is good as the fighters in New York. The women here are superior but we don’t have the backing over here like they do in other parts of the world, so in order to people to win the title, get the recognition and fight for the purses that Amanda is worth, we will have to go over to Europe. All of our fighters are homegrown. We will fight anyone. Amanda just won the WBO title in Argentina. Amanda is not a New York fighter, she is considered a world fighter.”, finished Maldonado.
Serrano conquered by saying, “I want to fight wherever the opportunities are. I am a warrior. I will go anywhere. I took the chance when I went to Argentina and I came home with a the belt.”
“Thursday will be a great fight. The fans should come out and support female fighters and support this show. I want to thank Dmitry Salita for the opportunity to fight at home.”, finished Serrano.
A terrific show has been assembled Salita.
In 6 Round Bouts:
Undefeated Cruiserweight Junior Wright (11-0-1, 9 KO’s) of Chicago returns to the Master Theater when he takes on Kamarah Pasley of Philadelphia.
Gary Beriguette (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn will fight Rapahel Luna of Albany, NY in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Dimash Niyazov (6-0-2, 4 KO’s) of Staten Island, NY will square of with Jamell Tyson of Rochester, NY in a Lightweight bout.
In 4 round bouts:
Middleweight Akil Auguste (4-1, 4 KO’s) Brooklyn, NY will take on Dequan Burgos (1-0) of Brooklyn, NY
Amateur standout Peter Dobson of Bronx, NY will make his pro debut against Mack Babb of Brooklyn, NY.
Exciting Middleweight Peter Reyes (4-0, 2 KO’s) of New York will take on Maurice Amaro of Philadelphia.
log on to salitapromotions.com to score tickets to see this mix of champions and up & comers do their thing in the ring on Thursday, Sept. 18.
The Master Theater is located at 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn