Amanda Serrano can now seem to be ahead to a brighter future.
The record setting seven-division and reigning featherweight titlist made short work of well-known foe Dahiana Santana, scoring a 1st round knockout win Wednesday evening at hotel Catalonia Malecon middle in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Serrano floored Santana one minute into the contest, with a subsequent flurry prompting the stoppage at 1:29 of round one.
The unlikely rematch took place after Serrano saw at least three opponents fall via over the direction of the previous month. The Brooklyn-based mostly Boricua southpaw turned into in the beginning as a result of appear on the undercard of Thursday’s Ring city usa reveal from Wild Card Boxing health club in Hollywood, California. these plans had been scrapped when her normal foe pulled a again muscle and two more verified wonderful for COVID-19.
It ended in her promoter, Lou DiBella calling in a choose to D.R.’s leading promoter Belgica Peña of Shuan Boxing to get Serrano on Wednesday’s demonstrate. The should comfy a native opponent resulted in a rematch with Santana (36-13, 15KOs), whom Serrano stopped within the 8th circular of their April 2017 junior featherweight title fight.
part two took location at a catchweight, with Serrano coming in at a firmly-toned 133 pounds and Santana weighing 137 pounds. as soon as the bell sounded, it become all Serrano who automatically went on the assault in forcing the 36-year historic Santana out of her envelope.
A sequence of body pictures had Santana in main issue, with Serrano scoring the bout’s lone knockdown courtesy of a sweeping correct hook. Santana beat the count however became battered instantly thereafter, prompting referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. to cease the competition.
Serrano picks up her second win of a frustrating 2020 crusade slowed via the continued coronavirus pandemic along with failed plans for a superfight with fellow pound-for-pound entrant and reigning World lightweight champion Katie Taylor. such a battle might nevertheless be in play down the street, although for now Serrano (39-1-1, 29KOs) will set her points of interest on a weight more befitting her frame.
“I are looking to turn into undisputed featherweight champion in 2021,” insisted Serrano, who has won titles in every division from junior bantamweight via junior welterweight.
subsequent on the hit list for the Puerto Rican queen is fellow featherweight titlist Jelena Mrdjenovich, who fights on the aforementioned Ring metropolis u . s . exhibit Thursday evening.
Serrano’s repeat win over Santana came on the undercard of Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Mendez’s strawweight title defense versus Alexis Diaz. The reveal streamed live on Shuan Boxing’s YouTube channel.
Jake Donovan is a senior creator for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox