Amanda Serrano Moving Up in To 135 To Take On Rugged Miriam Gutierrez
There’s no doubt that the current unified WBC/WBO world featherweight champion Amanda Serrano is one of the best fighters in women’s boxing. The fighter nicknamed “The Real Deal” has a résumé that ranks right up there with any woman in the game right now. The 33-year-old announced on social media that her next fight will be at 135 pounds. On December 18, she will face Miriam Gutierrez (14-1, 6 KOs) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
IS TAYLOR-SERRANO FINALLY HAPPENING?
The decision to fight at lightweight is noteworthy. Despite Serrano’s many accomplishments, the one opponent fans and pundits want to see Serrano fight is undisputed women’s world lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
A match between the two is considered a super-fight that would match two of the top five female fighters. Negotiations took place for a possible fight in the summer of 2020, but Serrano withdrew from negotiations because of financial differences.
Taylor’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has disclosed that talks have reconvened. The CEO of Matchroom Boxing said the goal is to stage a fight in April of 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
So, it makes sense that Serrano is fighting Gutierrez. Fans have their fingers crossed that this is indeed a tune-up for an eventual showdown with Taylor down the road.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.