Rousey should stay in her lane. Amanda Serrano responds to Rousey's team.
By Joseph Correa
Two-time world champion, Amanda Serrano (24-1-1, 18 KO’s) of Puerto Rico, and trainer/manager, Jordan Maldonado considered it very disrespecful to the boxing community, recent comments made by Edmond Tarverdyan, trainer of the UFC World Champion, Ronda Rousey.
“I know she can do it,” Tarverdyan told MMA Fighting, “I know she can win the boxing world title. Ronda spars with boxing world champions that punch way harder than Cyborg,”, Tarverdyan also added that, “Ronda has never lost a round in the gym. A round. With boxing world champions”.
Rousey’s trainer has no business making statements like that and it's clear he doesn't have any knowledge about the sport of boxing. I agree 100% that she is the best fighter in the MMA today and absolutely rules the octagon. She has accomplished some very impressive feats recently. Let's not get ahead of ourselves however. Boxing is a different animal altogether which requires a whole different skill set that Rhonda is not accustomed to facing.
Serrano commented on Rousey's most recent win over Bethe Correia which happened just 34 seconds into the fight stating “From a boxing point of view, she looked like an amateur fighter, throwing very wide punches with limited coordination." "I would be willing to go up to 135, and we can settle a boxing match so I can prove her trainer wrong." Serrano is no stranger to moving up as she once captured a title in Argentina moving up into the Lightweight Division to do so.
Jordan Maldonado pointed out that “We do not challenge other fighting disciplines, we represent boxing, and we just want to some respect." He also made it clear that his team is available for any sparring Rousey may want may want or an exibition boxing match. This would serve to prove Edmond Tarverdyan wrong and show him that he know's not what he is talking about.
Serrano is the first Puerto Rican female boxer to win world titles in two divisions (130-135).