Serrano: “I Make My UK Debut September 24 To Fight For 4 Belts!”

Amanda Serrano Seeking to Claim More Featherweight Titles!

Amanda Serrano v Sarah Mahfoud promotional poster
Amanda Serrano v Sarah Mahfoud promotional poster

Amanda Serrano to Unify with IBF Champ Sarah Mahfoud!


When one door closes, another door opens. Regarding fans of boxing, this phrase currently applies to reigning women’s WBC/WBO featherweight champ Amanda Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs). An immediate rematch with undisputed champion Katie Taylor is definitively off the table. However, the path to a featherweight unification contest with Sarah Mahfoud (11-0, 3KOs) has appeared.

Serrano took to social media to announce her next fight, which will be on September 24 against current IBF titlist Sarah Mahfoud. The bout will happen at the AO Arena in Manchester, England, on the undercard of the Joe Joyce – Joseph Parker heavyweight clash. As part of her announcement, Serrano expressed her excitement about returning to the ring.

Amanda Serrano announces her September 24 featherweight unification match

Serrano initially was to face WBO interim champ and mandatory challenger Brenda Carabajal on August 6. The venue would be Madison Square Garden on the undercard of Jake Paul – Hasim Rahman Jr. But the card was scratched due to contract issues between Paul and Rahman.

HECK OF A MAKE-UP FIGHT

Instead, the unified champion will be involved in a unification bout against Mahfoud, a more significant contest. For Serrano, it’s her first fight at featherweight since a ten-round win over former 122-pound champ Yamelith Mercado in August of 2021.

Mahfoud welcomes this opportunity with open arms. She won the IBF Interim title with a unanimous decision victory over Carbajal in February 2020. She was elevated to full champion later that year. Her last outing was the first defense of the title – a unanimous decision win over Nina Meinke in April 2022.

For Serrano, she’s looking to win and use this bout as a springboard to a rematch with undisputed women’s lightweight champ Katie Taylor in early 2023. Mahfoud is looking to steal the show and score what most experts would view as a major upset.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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