Amanda Serrano will face WBA feminine world featherweight titleholder Erika Cruz on February 4 at The Hulu Theatre inside Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis. Serrano, who holds the WBC, IBF, and WBO world title belts, is the Ring Journal champion at 126 kilos.
In what is probably going the co-feature bout, Ring Journal champion and unified junior light-weight titleholder Alycia Baumgardner will face Elhem Mekhaled of France, as was first reported by Boxingscene.
Each 10-round bouts will stream dwell on DAZN.
Serrano (43-2-1, 20 knockouts), who grew up in Puerto Rico and now resides in Brooklyn, New York, efficiently defended her Ring Journal and unified world title belts in her final bout on September 24, defeating Sarah Mahfoud by unanimous choice. Serrano gained the IBF title from Mahmoud.
In her earlier struggle on April 30, Serrano went as much as weight lessons to problem Ring Journal light-weight champion Katie Taylor, dropping by split-decision in what was the most effective fights of 2022. The struggle occurred earlier than an introduced sold-out crowd of 19,187 at Madison Sq. Backyard.
The 34-year-old has gained world title belts in a number of weight lessons, from 115 kilos as much as junior welterweight. She started her professional profession in March 2009.
Cruz (15-1, 3 KOs), who resides in Mexico Metropolis, is ranked No. 1 by The Ring at 126 kilos. In her final struggle on September 9, Cruz defeated Jelena Mrdjenovich by unanimous choice for the WBA title. The struggle was a rematch of their March 2021 conflict, which Cruz gained by technical choice.
The 32-year-old has not misplaced since her second professional struggle in June 2016.
Baumgardner of Detroit will face Mekhaled after the WBA, at its latest conference final month in Orlando, accepted Baumgardner’s petition to struggle for the WBA world title after the sanctioning physique mandated longtime titleholder Hyun Mi Choi be downgraded to ‘champion in recess’ on account of her harm standing.
In her final struggle on October 15, Baumgardner (13-1, 7 KOs) defeated Mikaela Mayer by split-decision in a detailed struggle. With the win, Baumgardner efficiently defended her WBC title and gained the IBF and WBO belts from Mayer.
Mekhaled (15-1, 3 KOs), who resides in Paris, France, suffered her first loss as a professional in her final struggle on Could 22, dropping to former world light-weight titleholder Delfine Persoon by unanimous choice.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached at [email protected]
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