Amanda Serrano, the unified 126-pound champion, will seek to be the undisputed champion at the same weight when she faces Erika 'Dinamita' Cruz of Mexico in a war between Puerto Rico and Mexico on Saturday, February 4 at the Hulu theater in Madison Square Garden, with the motivation of adding a golden page to Puerto Rican professional boxing's achievements.
Serrano will defend her featherweight belts from the World Boxing Organization, the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Council, and the International Boxing Organization in this historic clash.
Cruz, for her part, will seek to become Mexico's first female undisputed champion, setting up a historic scenario for both boxers in their respective countries' legendary rivalry.
“This is the second time in 140 years that women's boxing is the main attraction at Madison Square Garden,” said Serrano, who will be taking part in her sixteenth (16) world title fight since she debuted in March 2009.
“I always admire the great Mexican and Mexican champions for their courage and dedication and just thinking that I will face a Mexican world champion in the most important fight of my career is something incredible. I always say that God's timing is perfect.
“I am very focused on training because I know there will be a lot of action that night. Erika is coming to give everything and so will I. I'm looking to guarantee a victory in style so that my flag moves from side to side throughout the Garden and throughout Puerto Rico.
“The fight with Katie Taylor was very exciting and many analysts saw it as the fight of the year for both women and men. Because of Erika's style, I believe that there will be another bell-to-bell war that I promise you that it will meet all expectations. What better than having the possibility of facing Katie Taylor again in a duel of undisputed champions in the near future."