Amanda Serrano, Ramla Ali, and More Female Fight News
By David A. Avila
(Photo by JP Yim)
Million-dollar fighter Amanda Serrano returns to the prize ring to fight Sarah Mahfoud for the undisputed featherweight world championship, announced Serrano on social media on Tuesday.
It’s not official, but WBO, WBC and IBO titlist Serrano (42-2-1, 30 Kos) puts up her belts against IBF featherweight titlist Mahfoud (11-0, 3 Kos) on September 24, at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The Puerto Rican prizefighter was set to fight a few weeks ago against Argentina’s Brenda Carabajal, but the co-main event with Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. was canceled when a problem with making weight forced a cancellation of their fight on Aug. 6, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Now, the circumstances have changed and actually improved for the seven-division world champion Serrano from Brooklyn. She can unify the featherweight division if she beats Mahfoud.
“Everything happens for a reason,” stated Serrano on her Instagram account. “I’m excited to announce I will be fighting September 24th and making my UK debut in Manchester.”
If the fight card becomes official, she will be placed on the same card along with heavyweight challengers Joseph Parker versus Joe Joyce and will be promoted by Boxxer Promotions and Most Valuable Promotions. Its’ a powerful combination if it can be finalized.
Action picks up beginning this weekend.
Undefeated Ramla Ali (6-0) faces Dominican Republic’s Crystal Garcia Nova (10-2) in a super bantamweight match set for eight rounds on Saturday Aug. 20, at Jedda, Saudi Arabia. DAZN will stream the Matchroom Boxing card.
A month ago, England’s Ali out-battled Argentina’s Agustina Rojas over eight rounds to win a super bantamweight battle in London. Each time she makes great strides in converting to the professional mode under the guide of trainer Manny Robles.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Ali has been working daily with Robles and engaging in heated sparring sessions in the boxing-crazy area of Southern California. Its an area that has more than 100 boxing gyms with women and men looking to be the next super stars in prizefighting.
Ali has held her own on her quest to conquer the pro boxing arena. She has been sparring many of the best female fighters in Southern California and other parts of the southwest region of the US.
At age 32, there’s no time to waste.
Big shootout in September
Two unification bouts headline a massive all-female fight card with Claressa Shields facing Savannah Marshall in a middleweight clash for undisputed status and Mikaela Mayer colliding with Alycia Baumgardner to unify the super featherweight division.
The target site is London on Sept. 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Americans will be able to watch on ESPN and Europeans can see it on SKY.
Long considered the top female fighter pound for pound by many, Shields (12-0) faces her stiffest test in years when she meets the taller Savannah Marshall (12-0) for all the middleweight titles. It’s a classic showdown between boxer and puncher with Shields the overwhelming edge in speed and Marshall in power.
In the co-main event two Americans who have battled in social media for over a year will finally battle in the prize ring. Mikaela Mayer (17-0) finally meets Alycia Baumgardner (12-1) after exchanging verbal grenades. They’ve tossed some zingers over the past months.
Eight other bouts featuring prospects like Ginny Fuchs and Ebonie Jones are also set to participate on the boxing card staged by Boxxer, Top Rank, and Salita Promotions.
More Female Fight News
Yamila Belen (14-5-1) won by majority decision after 10 rounds versus Sofia Rodriguez (5-7) on Saturday Aug. 13. The Argentina lightweight title fight was held at Cutral.
Gisela Quintanilla (4-1-1) beat Maria Echenique (1-2) by decision after four rounds on Saturday Aug. 13. The bantamweight fight took place in Merlo.
On Saturday Aug. 20, super flyweights Micaela Lujan (10-1-1) and Mexico’s Irma Garcia (21-4-1) meet 10 rounds for the IBF world title at Villa Mercedes. Also, flyweights Jennifer Meza (5-3) and Roxana Bermudez (4-5-2) meet 10 rounds for the Argentine title. Plus, Sol Cudos (3-0-1) vs Maira Loyola (0-3-1); Aileen Agrobert (3-0) vs Aldana Pons (1-0-1).
On Saturday Aug. 20, super flyweights Susi Ramadan (28-3) and Tomoko Okuda (7-3-2) meet eight rounds at Flemington. Both fighters are former world champions.
Nanako Suzuki (7-2) beat Sarasa Ichimura (4-11-1) by decision after six rounds on Tuesday Aug. 9. The minimumweight fight was held at Tokyo.
On Friday Aug. 19, super bantamweights Mea Motu (12-0) and Thanchanok Phanan (11-2) meet eight rounds at Auckland.
On Saturday Aug. 20, super bantamweights Teresa Almengor (6-1-2) and Janeth Asprilla (1-1-3) meet six rounds at Panama City.
On Friday Aug. 19, bantamweights Tatyana Zrazhevskaya (11-1) and Egine Kayange (6-2) meet six rounds at Sykytvkar.
On Saturday Aug. 20, super bantamweights Ramla Ali (6-0) and Crystal Garcia Nova (10-2) meet eight rounds at Jedda. It will be streamed on DAZN.
Hyun Mi Choi (20-0-1) defeated Aka Ringo (3-1) on Monday Aug. 15. The WBA super featherweight title fight was held at Seoul.
On Saturday Aug. 20, middleweights Marianne Ahlborg (5-1) and Justyna Walas (2-0) meet six rounds at Ystad. Also, super lightweights Anna Donnatella (8-3) and Daniela Graf (4-6-1) meet four rounds.
Cecile Cortez (6-0) defeated Kannika Bangnara (1-8) by decision after six rounds on Sunday Aug. 14. The minimumweight fight was held at Pathum Thani. Also, Chisakan Arophipat (16-1-1) knocked out Thaksaporn Intachai (1-3) in the third round of their super flyweight match.
Ratsadaporn Khiasopa (4-14) won by unanimous decision after six rounds against Putchita Klahan (0-2) on Thursday Aug. 11. The super lightweight bout was held at Pathum Thani. Also, Pornnapus Katipatee (1-1) beat Wilaiwan Naemkrathok (0-2); Kullathida Kueasanor (3-0) beat Rungnapha Charoensuk (0-1).
Jessica Camara (9-3) knocked out Brazil’s Simone Aparecida (17-22) on Saturday Aug. 13. The lightweight match took place in Houston, Texas.
Rianna Rios (5-0) won by unanimous decision after six rounds against Moni Trejo (2-3-1) on Saturday Aug. 13. The super bantamweight match was held in Fort Washington, Md.
Katherine Lindenmuth (2-0) beat Amanda Lovato (1-2-1) by unanimous decision after six rounds on Saturday Aug. 13. The flyweight match was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
On Friday Aug. 19, light flyweights Guadalupe Medina (1-0) and Jennifer Nicole Morales (1-2) meet four rounds at Commerce, Calif.
On Saturday Aug. 20, super lightweights Samantha Worthington (1-0) and Camille Casson (0-11) meet four rounds at Oak Grove, Kentucky.