Amanda Serrano Vacates WBC Title, Wants ‘Equality’

Amanda Serrano

Amanda Serrano is already one of the most decorated boxing champions in the history of the sport. Now, she is taking on another fight.

Serrano vacated her WBC featherweight title after the commission refused to allow her to compete in 12 three-minute rounds. Serrano wants to fight with the same rules as men’s professional boxing, and is standing by her decision.

She won the interim title in 2019 with a victory over Heather Hardy. The 35-year-old was the unified champion of the division before the recent decision and is the only female and Puerto Rican to win titles in four weight classes.

Back in October, Serrano bested Danila Ramos in a 12-round affair to retain the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring belts. It marked her 46th career in 49 fights, and the first to be contested over 12 rounds.

“I love boxing,” Serrano wrote on social media. “I have given my life to this sport. No phone, no boyfriend, no parties. Just boxing.

“I am the only boxer, male or female, from Puerto Rico to become undisputed champion. I am the only female boxer to have won titles in seven divisions. I am the first female boxer, along with Katie to headline Madison Square Garden.”

Serrano added “And I am the first undisputed female champion of light 12×3 minute rounds.”

Amanda Serrano Wants Changes Made To Boxing

Going forward with her career, Serrano says she will only compete when the choice to do so over 12 three-minute rounds is presented to her and her opponent.

“The WBC has refused to evolve the sport for equality,” she said. “So I am relinquishing their title.

“Thank you to the sanctioning bodies who have evolved for Equality.”

Back in August, Serrano signed with the PFL and is expected to be part of the Super Fight Series in 2024. She has competed three times in MMA, going 2-0-1 with a pair of submission wins.

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