On December 8th, the Veteran Boxers Association of New York, Ring 8, announced Amanda Serrano as the ‘Fighter of the Decade.’ The southpaw boxer is a Brooklynite by-way-of Puerto Rico, and lives and trains in Bushwick.
Serrano boasts record-setting title wins in seven weight divisions, holding more titles across weight classes than any other woman, and the most of any Puerto Rican boxer in fight history, according to Boxing Scene. Her overall fight record is 37-1-1, 27 KOs, including her most recent victory over Heather Hardy for the featherweight title this past September at Madison Square Garden.
In addition to ‘Fighter of the Decade,’ and featherweight champion titles, Serrano was honored at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in the City, recognized as the ‘Athlete of the Year’ by the Guinness Book of World Records, and ‘Female Fighter of the Year’ by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) all in 2019.
Cover image courtesy of Amanda Serrano.
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