Amanda Serrano told all she wanted to give the fans at Barclays Center what they wanted, a stoppage win, but she was in with a tough cookie from Argentina, Yaimilia Esther Reynoso.
Serrano basted the underdog, who entered 11-4-3, real good, with some filthy body work.
Reynoso wasn’t demoralized, she didn’t back up or get chewed up. So as the rounds progressed, Serrano moved more, and boxed smart. She stayed focused, got hit with a handful of power shots, but nothing buzzed her. Reynoso’s torso might smart tomorrow into next week, but she did well to hold her chin rightly and stay on her feet.
It was all Serrano and so she can boast something only Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya have been able to—winning titles in six weight classes. The WBO junior welter title was handed to Serrano after winning 99-91, times three.
The fight was the main event on a Showtime stream, and so her feat wasn’t buzzed about as she’d like. Yes, the ladies are still scuffling to get a proper degree of attention and money as the fellas do. It’s still a work in progress.
If and when Ireland’s Katie Taylor disposes of her next foe, who happens to be Amanda’s sister Cindy, Oct. 20th in Boston, then a showcase showdown could maybe occur.
“This means everything to me,” said Serrano, who went to 35-1-1 with the W. “I work so hard and I hope this fight shows the fans that girls can fight and we can give it our all just like the men do. We deserve to have this platform and we deserve to be shown.
“Reynoso was tough and she came to win. I give her a lot of credit for pushing forward and engaging. I'm hoping to be on SHOWTIME next time. I'm a six-division world champion and I'm ready for anything next.”