7-Division World Champion and current Unified WBO Featherweight Champion Amanda Serrano weighed 124.8 lbs and 3-Division World Champion Daniela Bermúdez weighed 125 lbs for tomorrow night in San Juan, Puerto Rico. TV: NBC Sports 9pm EST.

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One of the women’s boxing premier fighters makes her 2021 debut on Thursday night.

One of women’s boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters makes their 2021 debut as Amanda Serrano defends her WBC and WBO featherweight titles on Thursday night against Daniela Bermúdez from Plaza del Quinto Centenario in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Serrano, a seven-division world champion, captured the vacant interim WBC and WBO belts in a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Heather Hardy in September 2019. Since losing to Frida Wallberg in April 2012, Serrano has gone on an unbelievable run, having won 25 consecutive fights with 20 of those coming inside the distance. The native of Puerto Rico last fought in December, beating Dahiana Santana via first-round TKO.

Like Serrano, Bermudez, a former three-division world champion, is on a tear of her own. She’s gone unbeaten in 14 straight contests (13-0-1) with five of those wins coming via stoppage. Bermudez earned the crack at Serrano by defeating Cintia Gisela Castillo 12 days before Serrano fought via 10th-round TKO.

Can Serrano prove why she’s one of the premier female boxers in the world? Can Bermudez pull off the upset? Someone’s winning streak is going to go.

Whose streak is going to disappear?

Here is everything you need to know about Amanda Serrano vs. Daniela Bermudez.

Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (approximate)
The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET. Serrano and Bermudez are expected to make their ring walks about 11:30 p.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier bouts.

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Serrano vs. Bermudez is available on NBC Sports Network and can be streamed on the NBC Sports Network app.

Serrano will fight Bermudez at Plaza del Quinto Centenario in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will mark the first time Serrano and Bermudez compete at the venue.


Seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano will return to the ring to defend her Unified WBO Featherweight world titles against current three-division titlist Daniela Bermudez in the main attraction of a Ring City USA event from Puerto Rico on Thursday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, live on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports app in the United States and Puerto Rico. The full card, which will be announced at a later date, will be available on Twitch outside of the United States.

Serrano vs. Bermudez will headline the third event of Ring City’s residency in Puerto Rico and will be presented live from Plaza del Quinto Centenario in Old San Juan, where a ring will be erected in one of the most scenic locations on the island.

“A title fight between Puerto Rico’s own Amanda Serrano and Argentina’s Daniela Bermudez is the perfect way to close out Ring City’s three-event stretch on the island,” said Evan Rutkowski, Head of Boxing, Ring City USA. “A surefire Hall of Famer at just 32, Amanda continues to welcome the toughest challenges and on March 25, she will face a fellow multi-division world champion in Daniela Bermudez. We are committed to women’s boxing at Ring City and highlighting two great champions in a career-defining fight aligns with our vision.”

“Amanda Serrano versus Daniela Bermudez is one of the best fights that can be made in women’s boxing right now. I give huge credit to both champions and their teams for taking such a big risk,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “This clash will provide tremendous action and I am thrilled that Amanda will get to defend her WBC and WBO featherweight world titles on her native island of Puerto Rico. On March 25, the Ring City audience will not want to miss this.”

“This is the best female fight of the year,” said Natalia Rivero of Argentina’s OR Promotions. “Two champions and two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. The words are meaningless, but the action will talk. It is going to be a very ‘Bonita’ fight.”

Born in Puerto Rico and now residing in Brooklyn, New York, Serrano (39-1-1, 29 KOs) will return to the featherweight division to defend the WBO world title which she captured via wide unanimous decision in her most recent championship triumph over Heather Hardy in September 2019 at Madison Square Garden, as well as her newly acquired WBC belt. The 32-year-old southpaw remained active in 2020 with two dominating technical knockout victories, including a first-round knockout over Dahiana Santana in her most recent outing in December. Serrano has captured nine major world titles across the seven weight divisions from 115 to 140 lbs., while holding the honor of being the only Puerto Rican fighter in history to win world titles in more than four weight classes. This will mark Serrano’s fourth professional fight in Puerto Rico and her first bout on the island in over three years.

“First, I want to thank God for giving me life and the strength to do what I do, fight, my promoter, Lou DiBella, who works harder for me than anyone else I know, my team and Ring City for this great opportunity,” said Amanda Serrano. “Lastly, to my opponent, Daniela Bermudez, who I know is an incredible fighter, it takes two real warriors to risk it all for the enjoyment and entertainment of our fans. Just as I take pride in all that I do for my Puerto Rico, Bermudez does it for Argentina. I promise this fight will be a WAR! Bermudez is like me – an exciting, no-nonsense fighter and we will each dedicate this fight to our countries and fans. Don’t blink.”

Bermudez (29-3-3, 10 KOs) of Rosario, Argentina, will move up the featherweight division for an opportunity to capture a world title at a third weight class. In 2017, the 31-year-old captured her first world title, the WBO bantamweight world title vacated by Serrano, with a win over fellow Argentine Soledad del Valle Frias. Bermudez has successfully defended her WBO 118-pound strap five times, including most recently in February 2020 with a ninth-round knockout against Alys Sanchez. In her most recent fight in December 2020, Bermudez bested Cintia Castillo to recapture the IBF super bantamweight world championship that she previously held in 2018. With only 10 knockout wins on her ledger, Bermudez has displayed fight-ending power over the past two years with four stoppage victories in her last six ring appearances.

“Amanda Serrano is a great boxer, I know that she has experience, but I am in my best moment and I am working to give my best as usual,” said Bermudez. “My father and trainer is the one studying her style, to draw up the bout strategy. I am confident in my preparation and my work.

“It is great to fight against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters,” continued Bermudez. “It is going to be a great fight and an honor to represent Argentina abroad.”

Weigh-In: WBO Female Bantamweight Champion Daniela Bermudez 118 lbs and Alys Sanchez 118 for tomorrow night @ Polideportivo Comunal, Desvio Arijon, Santa Fe, Argentina. TV: TyC Sports

El pesaje correspondiente al festival “Otra Bonita Amenaza”, que tomará forma este sábado en el Club Olímpico de la localidad santafesina de Villa Gobernador Gálvez, arrojó saldo positivo. El mismo será televisado desde las 23:00 por la pantalla de TyC Sports, en el marco de una nueva producción internacional de O.R. Promotions.


En el pleito que encabeza el festival, una de las mejores pugilistas libra por libra de la actualidad y Firpo de Oro 2018, la santafesina Daniela Romina “Bonita” Bermúidez (27-3-3, 8 KO), expondrá por quinta ocasión el título mundial gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), en esta oportunidad frente a la otrora dos veces campeona mundial supergallo AMB, la venezolana Alys “la China” Sánchez (16-6-1, 5 KO). El mismo se llevará a cabo a la distancia de 10 rounds de 2×1.

Ambas pugilistas marcaron un peso de 53,500 kilogramos.

El árbitro del combate será Gerardo Poggi, mientras que la terna de jurados estará conformada por Ramón Cerdán, Silvio Alassia y Juan Carlos Palmieri. La supervisión estará a cargo de Jorge Molina.

Fotos: Ramón Cairo / O.R. Promotions


Luego de algunos contratiempos, finalmente las protagonistas del duelo mundialista entre la rosarina Daniela Bermúdez y la mexicana Valeria Pérez cumplieron con la báscula.

El primer peso registrado por la campeona WBO gallo argentina fue de 53.900 kilogramos, mientras que Pérez acusó un peso de 53.300 kilos. Bermúdez debió correr para bajar los gramos restantes hasta que finalmente logró cumplir con la categoría. La pelea será en el Club Sportivo America, Rosario.

La función podrá verse por TyC Sports, a través del ciclo Boxeo de Primera.

Foto: Ramón Cairo / Boxeadoras Argentinas – Oficial.