Amanda Serrano vacates WBC title

Undisputed female featherweight champion Amanda Serrano announced on social media that she has vacated her WBC title due to the WBC not allowing three-minute rounds or twelve-rounders in women’s boxing. Serrano wrote:

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 Sqaure 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.

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  • I don’t follow female boxing but I think Serrano is One of the greatest boxer female ever along with Taylor and others

  • Well good for her. Boxing is a dangerous sport and they accept the risk so they should be allowed to compete on equal terms. Tangibly, I guess this means that Skye Nicolson is the WBC featherweight champion and I didn’t have any interest in seeing Serrano fight Nicolson and, apparently, we never will see it. Nothing wrong with that.

    • I agree Lucie. I usually tend to agree with what you have to say and when I don’t I respectfully disagree..

      Just curious are you male or female Lucie. No offense intended and I know there’s both men and women with say the name Sandi etc…

      • I’m female, Charlie. I had one creep on here ask me if I was married and major pos Guy Smiley say I was going to be a ring card girl for AJ – Wallin. So if you ask me, I’ll tell you but there’s no need to talk about that.

        • Some dudes says some strange things Lucie! Back to Serrano…I would like to see her and Baumgardner in a 12 rd 3 min per rd fight. Wonder how that drug test dispute is going for Baumgardner?

          • That’s definitely the fight that I’d like to see too, Pete. The last I heard, Baumgardner had come out and said she had evidence proving that she did not intentionally take anything, but I think they said everyone was sitting around waiting on the state of Michigan to conclude its investigation before the orgs would do anything. Hopefully they figure out what they’re going to do pretty soon – one way or the other.

    • Skye Nicolson is the best female boxer Australia has produced. Brilliant skills. No punching power though. Would have liked to see her fight Serrano. Serrano would have been a huge favourite though.

      • I know people really like Nicolson, John and that’s fine, but I saw her fight one of the worst boxers I have ever seen in my entire life and she dropped rounds. I do not want to see her fight Amanda Serrano. There’re several names in that division, Mahfoud, Artingstall, Meinke, Chapman – have no problem with Nicolson fighting any of them at all.

  • As thick as thieves as the sanctioning bodies are, I’m surprised why not more boxers relinquish their belts because of the sanctioning fees they have to pay. MA is one of the worst, if not the worst.

  • Good for her. Right on Serrano. Now get that rematch with Taylor and pounce her!

  • Amanda Serrano I’m going to continue to support you, however I do need you to get a phone and I want to be your boyfriend and it’s not because of all the 7’s either but you’re cute with money and wise for standing up to these corrupt organizations for whats right. I still need you to reach out to me. LMAO

  • Sweetie, since you mentioned, “God”, do what he ordained you to do and get married and raise a family, before its too late.

    • Seriously dude. Don’t hide behind God with your outdated views on women. Be a man and state that you think they should be bare-foot and pregnant.

  • They could make womens fights go 50 rounds and they would still need a slegehammer to get a KO

  • What a noble move by Serrano, and I agree with her 100%. Sick of the inequality. She, and all women, deserve equal consideration, equal pay, equal opportunity, and equal consideration, across the board on every level. I stand with her and wish her the best going forward. Frankly, I wouldn’t pay a dime to see Tyson Fury fight, but I would pay to see Serrano fight.

    • If the same amount of money is being generated through events, sure, why not. The current schedule for woman’s boxing is as it is now for safety. We gorillas can typically handle the demand and take a beating at a safer rate. If women want 3×12, let’s try it out. If it goes well, keep it that way. If it goes bad, return to the current format.

      The inequality story is old and not true. Just another op with the intent of keeping people divided which sadly, has worked to great effect so far. Where are all of the discrimination lawsuits across every field?

  • I do not know if it is truly based on science and good, legitimate studies but a lot of people have said that the reason women go two minutes and not three is not due to inequality but because studies show that women’s heads don’t take trauma as well as men, that the women get concussions easier in contact sports including soccer and the combat sports.

  • I wholeheartedly agree with her there should be more equality in sports. However, the world doesn’t work that way and its all about money. When female athletes press for equality they forget, their male counterparts typically generate the most revenue. The problem is the majority of sports fan are men and they tend to favor men’s sports because they’re stronger, faster etc. Women’s sport such as boxing simply doesn’t have enough female fan base. How do you explain how talentless hacks like most (not all) of the House Wives cast members are millionaires? They have female support. Women’s sport is going to have to appeal to their female audience members. I have many ideas on how it can work. Of course there are outliers like Clarissa Shields who doesn’t have a famous dad and is one of the most accomplished, recognized and paid boxers male or female.

  • Good for her. The MMA ladies have been showing for years now how stupid that has been.

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