Seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano will have her eyes set on making more history this weekend when she takes on Erika Cruz Hernandez for the undisputed featherweight title at Madison Square Garden.
If Serrano, the IBF, WBC and WBO title holder, beats WBA champion Cruz, she will become the first Puerto Rican to hold the title of undisputed.
Chief support for the main event sees Alycia Baumgardner and Elhem Mekhaled duke it out for the undisputed super-featherweight crown, a worthy headliner in its own right, while Skye Nicholson and Ramla Ali also make appearances.
Here’s everything you need to know about a top night of boxing in the Big Apple.
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
When: Saturday 4th February, 2023
How To Watch: The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. The event is scheduled to get underway at 1am GMT (8pm ET) with ringwalks for Serrano/Cruz set for 4am GMT (11pm ET). Timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Residence: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Alias: The Real Deal
Record: 43-2-1 (30)
Last Fight: Serrano bounced back from April’s Fight of the Year defeat to Katie Taylor by taking a unanimous decision win over Sarah Mahfoud at the Manchester Arena in October, unifying the IBF belt with the WBO and WBC featherweight titles she already held.
Place Of Birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Residence: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Record: 15-1 (3)
Last Fight: Cruz defended her WBA crown in October, beating Jelena Mrdjenovic by unanimous decision in Mexico.
What They Say:
Serrano: "This is a pivotal moment. Earning the opportunity to be an undisputed lineal champion is something most fighters only dream about but becoming the first boxer from Puerto Rico to be an undisputed champion would make it even more special."
Full Fight Card:
Amanda Serrano v Erika Cruz Hernandez - IBF, WBA, WBC & WBO featherweight titles
Alycia Baumgardner v Elhem Mekhaled - IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super featherweight titles
Richardson Hitchins v John Bauza - super lightweight
Skye Nicolson v Tania Alvarez - featherweight
Shadasia Green v Elon Cederroos - super-middleweight
Ramla Ali v Avril Mathie - super bantamweight
Harley Mederos v Julio Madera - lightweight
Aaron Aponte v Joshua David Rivera - super lightweight
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