Face-offs for Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz and Alycia Baumgardner vs. Elhem Mekhaled took place today at the final press conference ahead of their respective undisputed world title bouts on Saturday at Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, live worldwide on DAZN.
Amanda Serrano: “As a female fighter, I’ve been in this game a long time, I’m probably the longest-reigning world champion in the sport right now. I was always going where the opportunities were and now that I was done chasing the divisions, I said this is my time. I want to go back to where I feel the best, and that’s featherweight. We did that, and to have most of them but one, and come Saturday night, have all of them, it’s going to be truly amazing. One of the greatest journeys of my life and my career.”
Erika Cruz: “It’s an opportunity I’ve been looking for. On Saturday, I’m going to give absolutely everything. As a good Mexican, give absolutely everything to win. And once again, thanks to God.”
Alycia Baumgardner: “I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to really put my hands on somebody. The fight with Mikaela was great but this time I’ve got someone who wants to fight, and I like to fight. I like to throw some bombs in there, so we want to get her out of there, we want to make a statement, and look good doing it. And that’s what I’m best at.”
Elhem Mekhaled: “I’m expecting a wall because Alycia is a puncher, I’m a puncher too. I know how I feel today, and this is going to be a great and a big fight…I’m here to prove that I’m the best.”
Venue: Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden, NYC
I think the main event on this one is going to be an excellent fight and, altogether, I think it should be a very good card.
I wonder what the odds are for either fight to end in a stoppage?
Thank you, JT. I will!
Erika Cruz & Elhem Mekhaled would be paying juicy odds for KO victories. Long shot considering both have low KO % and would struggle to crack an egg
great card im excited to see and im betting the winners call each other out for a undisputed vs undisputed fight which i believe it would be a first for the 4 belt era
I always say the kitchen and the bedroom lol
Why is Eddie Hearn always in these photos? It should just be the two fights. He seems to always be screaming for attention, as if these matches are more about him than the fighters. Sick of seeing him.
Why is Eddie Hearn always in these photos? It should just be the two fighters. He seems to always be screaming for attention, as if these matches are more about him than the fighters. Sick of seeing him.