Erika Cruz Excited To Face Serrano For Historic Mexican Undisputed Honors
A showdown for the women’s undisputed featherweight title will occur on February 4 when WBA champion Erika “Dinamita” Cruz (15-1, 3 KOs) faces unified champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (42-3-1, 30 KOs). Fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York City live on DAZN, Serrano vs Cruz is a continuation of the storied boxing rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT’S AT STAKE
In Serrano, Cruz is facing the best opponent of her career. But during an interview with Matchroom Boxing, the 32-year-old from Mexico City, Mexico said she’s looking forward to battling against someone who experts consider one of the best women’s fighters in the sport.
“At this very important moment, I’m going to fight a legend like Amanda Serrano. It’s something very exciting to me because I’m about to become the first Mexican unified champion . . . I want to become undisputed in all divisions.”
READY FOR THE REAL DEAL
To achieve the goal of Mexico’s first women’s undisputed world champion, she must defeat arguably the hardest hitter in the division. But the unified champion is much more than a puncher. She also boasts plenty of boxing skills and has a terrific inside fighting game. Serrano will be a daunting task to overcome, for sure.
Cruz understands the task at hand. She’s wanted the opportunity to fight Serrano since successfully defending the WBA belt against Melissa Esquivel in November 2021. For Cruz, this is her moment in the sun.
Can she defeat Serrano and make history for her native Mexico? That will be determined on the biggest stage of her career at MSG on February 4.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.