Amanda Serrano Expects to Dominate Erika Cruz in Historic Undisputed Fight
The undisputed women’s featherweight title will be at stake on February 4 when unified champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (42-3-1, 30 KOs) squares off against WBA champion Erika Cruz at Madison Square Garden, live on DAZN. For the unified champion, she looks at this fight as unfinished business.
FIRST THING’S FIRST
Word on the street is that should Serrano win, her next fight will be a rematch against reigning undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor. Their battle in April 2022 was 3kingsboxing.com’s Fight of the Year. But Serrano insisted, before any possible second fight with Taylor at 135, that she wants to collect all the belts at 126.
She’s facing a Cruz who comes into this contest hungry and looking to become the first female Mexican fighter to become undisputed. But the Real Deal is looking to make her own history and wants to be Puerto Rico’s first undisputed champion. During an interview with Matchroom Boxing, Serrano said she’s looking to put on a show and that her Mexican opponent needs to come ready for a fight.
“She’s tough; I hope she comes like a Mexican fighter, and we give the fans a great war, have a little phonebooth in there, and go at it for ten rounds or less.”
DOING SOMETHING UNPRECEDENTED
A seven-division world champion, Serrano has been one of the best fighters in the world for the last decade. In her mind, the undisputed featherweight title would represent one more notch on her storied resume. The Real Deal is confident that the upcoming fight with Cruz is in the bag.
“Everyone wants to become undisputed and it means a lot more because it shows who’s the best in that division . . . I think it’s going to be an easy night for me.”
By: Michael Wilson Jr.