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Amanda Serrano Vacates WBC Featherweight Title in Protest of Inequality in Women’s Boxing

Amanda Serrano has officially vacated her WBC featherweight title in protest against the existing ruleset that differs from men's fights.

Currently, women's bouts consist of 10 rounds lasting 2 minutes each, in contrast to men's matches, which feature 12 rounds of 3 minutes each. Serrano has been a vocal critic of this discrepancy, expressing her discontent in the past. In her most recent fight, she took matters into her own hands by competing in 12 three-minute rounds. However, her WBC belt was not on the line, as the governing body refused to sanction the fight due to the extended rounds and time.

Taking to Instagram, Amanda Serrano shared her decision to relinquish her WBC featherweight title, citing her dissatisfaction with the governing body's refusal to sanction her last fight.

“I love boxing. I have given my life to this sport. No phone, no boyfriend, no parties. Just boxing. I am the only boxer, male or female, from Puerto Rico to become undisputed champion. I am the only female boxer to have won titles in 7 divisions. I am the first female boxer, along with Katie to headline Madison Square Garden. I am the first female boxer to make 7 figures from a fight and the same from sponsors,”
“And I am the first undisputed female champion to fight 12×3 minute rounds. Moving forward if a sanctioning body doesn’t want to give me and my fellow fighters the choice to fight the same as the men, then I will not be fighting for that sanctioning body. The WBC has refused to evolve the sport for equality.
So I am relinquishing their title. Thank You to the sanctioning bodies who have evolved for Equality! If you want to face me in the ring, you have a choice. I’ve made mine. Thank you to all of my fellow fighters who have stood with me. Thank you to my team. Thank you to my fans. And above all, thank you God. I’m blessed,” Amanda Serrano continued.

Despite relinquishing her WBC title, Serrano remains a formidable force in the world of women's boxing. She continues to hold the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring featherweight championships, showcasing her dominance and determination to challenge the status quo for the benefit of herself and her fellow female fighters.


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