Jan 14, 2017 – Barclay Center – Brooklyn, NY ~ Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defeated Yazmin Rivas by unanimous decision to retain the WBO Female Junior Featherweight Championship at The Barclays Center. The judges scored the fight 97-93, 98-92, 99-91 to give Serrano the victory at Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn.
The Puerto Rico-born Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) landed 33 percent of her punches while Rivas (35-10-1, 10 KOs) landed just 20 percent, according to CompuBox, as the two women went the distance in the 10-round bout.
“We wanted the knockout, but I was ready for 10 rounds,” Serrano said. “People who think I’m just a brawler saw that I’m a great boxer today.”
About Amanda Serrano..
Amanda Serrano was born on October 9, 1988, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, but was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, after her father moved the family to New York shortly after her birth, looking for work and to be closer to other relatives. Her entry into the world of boxing wasn’t unusual in that her older sister Cindy is also a professional boxer. Amanda fell in love with the sport by watching Cindy fight.
“I knew what boxing demanded early on,” Amanda told Michael Rivest of timesunion.com, “and when I was about 12, I told Cindy’s trainer Jordan Maldonado that I wanted to box too, since I was in the gym all the time anyway.”