Amanda Serrano has confronted the World Boxing Council to achieve equality of conditions in the sport.


Sergio Moraleda

Amanda Serrano is a living legend of boxing, a world champion in super featherweight, featherweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, and super flyweight divisions.

She is the only female boxer to have won world titles in seven different weight classes. Only Pacquiao and De La Hoya come close, with six.

Her second-to-last title, the super flyweight, was achieved against Eva Voraberger, taking just 36 seconds to knock her out, her 30th career KO.

In 2023, Amanda made headlines by challenging boxing institutions in her defense of the world flyweight title against Danila Ramos.

Women's fights are typically contested over ten rounds of two minutes each, but both boxers agreed to follow the male format of 12 rounds by 3 minutes.

She considered it nonsensical since in amateur boxing and disciplines like MMA, both sexes compete under the same guidelines.

The World Boxing Council did not endorse the decision of the boxers, and as a result, Amanda decided to relinquish her world title.

On 2 March, the Puerto Rican returned to defend her featherweight title against Nina Meinke, but suffered an eye injury, so the fight was postponed.

The idea was to use the male format again in a bout where they would have also featured in the main event.

Amanda already knows that feeling. Alongside Katie Taylor, they were the first female boxers in history to headline a fight.

They did it at Madison Square Garden, in front of 20,000 people and 1.5 million viewers. The Irishwoman emerged victorious after an epic and memorable fight.

Amanda Serrano already has 46 knockouts in her entire career and she recently revealed that she will retire when she reaches 50.