Posts Tagged ‘Amanda Serrano



01
May
12

Frida Wallberg v. Amanda Serrano Fight!

Frida Wallberg v. Amanda Serrano Fight!

Frida Wallberg (11-0, 2 KOs) and Amanda Serrano (14-1-1, 9 KOs) fought a tough, tactical ten round championship fight this past Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Cloetta Center in Linköping, Sweden.

By the time the bout was over, Wallberg had broken Serrano’s unbeaten record for the WBC Women’s Lightweight Championship belt. The battle was fought in Wallberg’s home country of Sweden, and while fighters have complained in the past about the “hometown advantage,” this was clearly not the case here.  The judges scored the bout 96-94, 97-93, and 98-92.

“I gave it my all,”  Serrano is quoted as saying. “I know I landed some good shots in the fight and I’m not ashamed of my performance. Frida Wallberg is a great fighter and I take nothing away from her victory. I’m going to bounce back from this bump in the road and work my way back to the top. I want to thank all my fans who’ve been there for me and I promise I’ll be back.”

Full two-part video had been up on YouTube last night but has been pulled down.  I found another video and while not complete, it does provide 13 minutes of action.

 

05
Mar
12

Smackdowning down the boundaries of the ring: Women’s Boxing and MMA!

Smackdowning down the boundaries of the ring: Women’s Boxing and MMA!

Ronda Rousey vs. Miescha Tate, March 3, 2012, Credit: Greg Bartram/US Presswire

Saturday night, Strikeforce aired a fabulous night of MMA bouts on Showtime that included Ronda Rousey’s (5-0) stunning take down of women’s bantamweight title holder Miesha Tate (12-2) with an armbar submission 4:27 into the first round.  In Rousey’s crowning as the new MMA bantamweight champion, heads are turning because of the high caliber of the effort both of these women put into the fight, but the “chops” they brought with them.  Rousey is a an Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo, and Tate has been a sure-fire crowd pleaser since entering the ring.  Sarah Kaufman’s efforts against Alexis Davis were also hailed as “good” MMA.

So here’s the question: Where is women’s boxing in all of this?

Don’t get me wrong, it is FABULOUS to see MMA being promoted and aired as part of Showtime’s Strikeforce franchise and equally fabulous to read the positive press. David Casitlllo’s piece in The Bloody Elbow.com is a case in point, entitled Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey Results: Why Women’s MMA Belongs In The Ring, includes the statement, “Rousey just “gets” MMA. There’s a brilliance to her game that reveals itself in the way she transitions. In understanding that each shift from one phase to the next is an opportunity. And that a takedown can be a sequence rather than a precession.”

What we are not seeing is the willingness of Showtime, HBO and ESPN to air these elite female fighters on their boxing shows.  It’s not as if the caliber of fighting isn’t there!  Flash back to the incredible displays of boxing prowess at the women’s Olympic Team Trials for one, but more importantly, take a look at the professional women who box their hearts out for a pittance, grateful for the opportunity to box at all nevermind a chance at a video stream.

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Ela "Bam Bam" Nunez after "fight of the year" contender

And if you’re looking for a case in point, look no further than undefeated IBF female super featherweight title holder Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano’s (14-0-1, 9-KOs) February 17th effort against Ela ‘Bam Bam’ Nunez (11-13-2) in an eight round co-main event non-title bout in Chicago. Boxing websites such as Philboxing.com are calling the battle an early contender for “fight of the year” status, but otherwise, it’s not as if the offers are pouring in to Serrano who puts on that caliber of fight EVERY TIME she enters the ring.

The fight was streamed live and for free on 360boxing.com, and for those lucky enough to watch the fight, it was a boxing treat albeit, within the parameters of a video stream with lagging images and breakups.  Imagine how much better and more exciting it would have been if it had also been promoted on Showtime?

So again, what’s the deal?  How about putting women’s MMA and Women’s Boxing on the airways!  And P. S., female boxers are VERY capable of fighting three-minute rounds!

In case you missed it, here’s the Serrano v. Nunez February 17, 2012 fight.  You be the judge.

03
Oct
11

Women’s Boxing: Anne Sophie Mathis defeats Cindy Serrano.

Women’s Boxing: Anne Sophie Mathis defeats Cindy Serrano.

Anne Sophie Mathis (l) v. Cindy Serrano

Current WBF, WIBA and WIBF Women’s Welterweight title holder Anne Sophie Mathis (25-1, 21-KO’s) defeated Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano (15-4-1, 7 KO’s) with a commanding display of her considerable boxing skills on Saturday night in Yutz, France.  Reporters on the scene noted that Serrano was outclassed, but that her deep reserves of stamina and grit kept her in the game to the finish.  All three judges scored the ten-round bout 100-90.

Boxing Press quoted Mathis as saying, “it was very hot here tonight, but it was a good experience going the distance.  She was tough, and you can’t win by knockout every time.”

Anne Sophie Mathis is slated to fight Holy Holm (30-1-3, 9 KO’s) this coming December on Holly’s home turf in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cindy Serrano’s younger sister Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (12-0-1,8-KO’s) recently grabbed the vacant IBF Super Featherweight title defeating contender Kimberly Conner.

11
Sep
11

Amanda Serrano takes the IBF Super Featherweight Title!

Amanda Serrano takes the IBF Super Featherweight Title!

Brooklyn’s own unbeaten NABF Featherweight Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano has added to her string of victories by winning the vacant IBF Super Featherweight championship title with her second round TKO of Kimberly Conner  last night at Aviator Sports Complex in an event promoted by Boxing 360.

With this win the impressive 23-year old fighter improves her record to 12-0-1 with 8-KOs.

Cindy Serrano, Photo: Chris Lopez

Serrano has also joined her talented her older sister, Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano (15-3-2, 7-KOs) in bringing home championship belts, and will be cheering her on when Cindy fights Anne Sophie Mathis (24-1, 21-KO’s) this coming October 1st in France for the WIBA, WIBF and WBF welterweight championships.

Both sister train and spar together and wouldn’t be surprised if they faced each other in a professional bout somewhere in the future.

12
Aug
11

Women’s Boxing: “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey Fights for NABF Super Featherweight Title on 8/19/11

>>>UPDATE>>>

Brooklyn’s Queen, “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey defeated Ela “Bam Bam” Nunez to gain the NABF Superfeatherweight title.  The judges scored the six round 59-55, 59-55, and 60-54 — a unanimous win for the hard-hitting Jeffrey. 

Over at WBAN, Sue TL Fox raises an excellent question on why the NABF allows six-rounders for women’s title belts, but schedules ten-rounders for men’s belts.  It just doesn’t make sense.  Check out her important piece here.

Women’s Boxing:  “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey Fights for NABF Super Featherweight Title on 8/19/11

Ronica Jeffrey v. Elizabeth Sherman

Brooklyn’s “Queen” of the ring, Gleason’s Gym denizen and three-time Golden Gloves Champion, Ronica Jeffrey (7-0, 1-KO) will be challenging Ela “Bam Bam” Nunez (9-9-1, 2-KO) for the vacant NABF Super Featherweight championship on Friday, August 19th.

Ela "Bam Bam" Nunez

The bout will be held at the Rollins Center Arena, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Delaware and is scheduled for six rounds. The main event will feature Amir “Hard Core” Mansour, (14-0, 11-KO’s)  vs. Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn, (33-7-1, 22-KO’s) for the interim WBO NABO Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, title. The winner of the bout will be ranked among the Top 15 heavyweights in the world.

Ronica Jeffrey

In speaking with Ronica, she made it clear how important this bout is to her. “Boxing is what I do and enjoy. I’m going in there to give it my all!  This is my first time fighting for a belt and my plan is to get the belt!

“I want to continue boxing until it don’t want me any more,” she went on to say.  “I don’t think I can give it up myself!  After that, I want to help the other girls coming up  … figure a way how to keep myself involved.”

Jeffrey is coming off of two decisive wins in her last two outings.  One, a 4-round win over Elizabeth Sherman on May 27th and the other 6-round win over D. J. Morrison on April 23rd.

Nunez’s suffered two losses in her most recent 6-round bouts against Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, a loss on January  29th and a lost by KO on April 22nd.

There is no word yet whether this fight will be available on streaming video — but it’ll be worth a search on Google!

Tickets for the full fight card are still available and range from $40 to $200 and can be purchased through VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or online at www.doverdowns.com. Anyone over 21 with a ticket will receive a complimentary casino table games match play coupon for $10-$50, valid for 30 days at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will call will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

14
Jun
11

Three great women’s boxing victories!

Three great women’s boxing victories!

There’s been some exciting women’s boxing going on lately.

Amanda Serrano (L) v. Jennifer Scott

Saturday, June 11th, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, grabbed the vacant NABF Superfeatherweight championship belt when she clocked Jennifer Scott at a 1:46 into the first round of her scheduled 8-round bout at Roseland Ballroom on the Boricua Boxing II Card. (Boxing News 24 has a nice piece here.)  With the win, Serrano improves her record to 10-0-1 with 6 KO’s.

The second big women’s professional bout over the weekend was South African women’s boxer Noni “She bee stinging” Tenge’s 4th round knockout victory over New Zealand’s own Daniella “The Diamond” Smith to capture the women’s IBF Welterweight Championship at the at the Carnival City inBrakpa, South Africa.  As the first South African woman to win a major boxing title,Tenge has entered the history books for South African sports.  The victory, however has also caused a lot of controversy due to the South African Broadcasting Company’s decision *not* to broadcast the fight as a live event.  Although SABC’s reaction was to say, “why is this SABC’s problem?” promoter Branco Milenkovic is quoted as saying, “If the SABC wants to call itself the national broadcaster, it should broadcast boxing.”  For more on the story from inside South Africa click here and here.

Not to be outdone, Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm defeated Victoria Cisneros on Friday night in her Main Event showing on Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” series.

A big Girlboxing shout out to both fighters for putting on a G-R-E-A-T show that we hope will inspire other sports channels to headline more women’s bouts!

 

09
Jun
11

A couple of upcoming Women’s Boxing Bouts!

A couple of upcoming Women’s Boxing bouts!

There are a couple of exciting women’s professional boxing bouts coming this weekend that will be worth watching!

Oh right, not on television because they won’t be broadcast, but *hopefully* available by video stream — and thanks to the boxing fans out there, we’ll be able to catch some rounds on YouTube in the ensuing days following the bouts.

Detecting a mood?  Given that no less a bout than Christy Martin’s 6-round heart-breaker with Dakota Stone was relegated to Top Rank’s video stream (that inexplicably gave out at the beginning of the 5th round for some viewers), why should the fighters this week expect any different??  Ssshhhh.

1. Amanda Serrano fighting for the North American Boxing Federation Title @ Roseland!

Brooklyn-based undefeated Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (9-0-1, 5 KOs) will be fighting to capture the vacant NABF super featherweight title against Jennifer Scott (2-3, 2 KO’s)  in an 8-round bout on June 11th!  As quoted on Saddo Boxing.com’s Boxing News, Serrano said, “This is my first fight in New York City as a professional boxer. I’m very excited to know I’m going to have a lot of family, friends and fans there supporting me. I want them all to see how far I’ve progressed.  It’s going to be a fun night.”

Serrano had wanted to fight former NABF champion Maureen Shea, however, the bout was turned down and Shea purportedly was stripped of the title for refusing to take the bout.

The Serrano-Scott fight will be part of the the Boricua Boxing II Card @ Roseland part of which will be broadcast on Showtime.  Given that Scott has lost her last three fights, I leave it to Girlboxing readers to surmise the likely outcome!

The full Saddo Boxing.com article can found here.  WBAN also has a piece on the fight here.

2.  As a reminder there’s great boxing this weekend in South Africa!

As a reminder, New Zealand’s own Daniella “The Diamond” Smith will be defending her IBF Women’s Welterweight title against South African Noni “She Bee Stingin” Tenge on June 11th at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The link to the earlier story is here.

 




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