Amanda Serrano makes history becoming 5-division champion

Amanda Serrano makes history becoming 5-division champion

April 22, 2017


Amanda Serrano putting her gloves on before her fight with Dahiana Santana. Photo: BigioShotYa

Amanda Serrano putting her gloves on before her fight with Dahiana Santana. Photo: BigioShotYa

Brooklyn, NY - Tonight at the Barclay’s Center history was made as Puerto Rico’s Amanda Serrano (32-1-1, 24 KOs) stopped Dahiana Santana (35-9, 14 KOs) to win the vacant WBO female bantamweight championship. The fight was stopped at the 1:14 mark of the eighth round. 

With the victory, Serrano becomes the first female and the first Puerto Rican five-division world champion in boxing history. From the beginning, Serrano put the pressure on Santana who was relegated to trying to land an overhand right haymaker. The Puerto Rican landed beautiful uppercuts and body punches throughout the fight before it was stopped.  Serrano shared her thoughts after the fight with Showtime’s Jim Gray.

“It means everything to me. We work so hard. I have a great team. We worked so hard for this moment. I think this is why they don’t put girls on Showtime cause we cry. To be a 5-division world champion is amazing. To be the first female and the first Puerto Rican to do so. I’m so proud to be Puerto Rican. It feels so great to be a Showtime fighter. I am just so happy for this moment. I can’t retire today and be the happiest woman alive.” – Amanda Serrano

On the undercard of the telecast, Jose Miguel Borrego (12-0, 11 KOs) stopped Ontario, California’s John Delperdang (10-3, 9 KOs) in the seventh round. Borrego won almost every round in an intense matchup that saw both men land and trade hard power shots.  

This is the second loss in a row for Delperdang who may need to regroup or take a rest after a brutal fight. Borrego at just 19 years of age will continue his ascension in the lightweight division. 


(Feature Photo: Team Serrano)

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Amanda Serrano looks to stamp her name in history

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