Seven-division world champion and women’s pound-for-pound best Amanda Serrano (40-1-1, 30 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over three-division champion Daniela Bermudez (29-4-3, 10 KOs) to retain her WBC and WBO featherweight titles on Thursday night at the Plaza del Quinto Centenario in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Serrano landed sharp, clean punches all night, catching the very tough Bermudez walking in. She finally put Bermudez down for the count with body shots in round nine. Time was 1:33. Serrano was up 80-72 3x on the scorecards entering the ninth round.
Serrano’s manager/trainer Jordan Maldonado was booted from ringside in round seven for berating the referee.
“I want to become undisputed,” stated Serrano afterward. “I want to be the first undisputed champion to come out of my beautiful island of Puerto Rico. That’s definitely my goal – IBF, WBA. Nothing against any champion but I want those belts. If they want to become undisputed champion, then they need to come through me too, so we need each other.”
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Identical super bantamweight twin brothers featured in the support bouts.
Eduardo “El Explosivo” Baez (19-1-2, 6 KOs) scored a convincing eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Abimael “Manos de Piedra” Ortiz (8-1-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.
Carlos “Purin” Caraballo (14-0, 14 KOs) impressively stopped Leonardo “Leon” Baez (18-4, 9 KOs) in round four. Caraballo dropped Baez in round two and punished him until the Baez corner threw in the towel.
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Earlier in the evening, Juan Carlos ‘El Indio’ Camacho (11-1, 6 KOs) emerged with a split decision victory over Marvin Solano (23-5, 8 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight bout.
In an eight-round super welterweight contest, Luis Midyael ‘Diamante Negro’ Sanchez (9-1, 6 KOs) and Ryan Pino (8-6-2, 4 KOs) waged a back-and-forth affair that ended with Sanchez getting his hand raised with a split decision victory.
Highly touted prospect Oscar Collazo (3-0, 2 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his young professional career, earning a shutout unanimous decision victory over veteran Francisco ‘El Remanche’ Bonilla (6-10-3, 3 KOs) in a six-round flyweight bout.
Former three-time women’s world champion Arely ‘Ametralladora’ Mucino-Reyes (29-3-2, 10 KOs) earned a wide unanimous decision over Lucia ‘Maravilla’ Hernandez-Nunez (7-11) in an eight-round super flyweight bout.
19-year-old Angel Carranza-Jimenez (2-0, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Eduardo Melendez (5-30, 1 KO) in a four rounder at lightweight.