Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is one of the most elite champions in boxing today. She proved it in her last fight on the Paul vs. Woodley card.
Serrano (42-1-1, 30 KOs) scored a dominating unanimous decision over gutsy Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez (14-2, 5 KOs) in the co-featured bout.
The judges scored the 10-round lightweight bout 99-90, 99-91, and 100-90, all in favor of the seven-division star Serrano.
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Serrano’s Destructive In Ring Power
However, Gutierrez recently shared images of the aftermath, and it does not look pretty. Her now-disfigured face took an incredible 237 punches throughout the fight. She has been subsequently suspended indefinitely while she heals.
However, Serrano, who is promoted by Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, beat Gutierrez, and the world is finally taking notice of her relentless style of fighting.
“I think I belong in the 135-pound division,” said Serrano, who moved up from her August weight of 124 pounds. “I belong wherever they put me. I’m a true warrior. I’m a true champion. My power comes wherever I take it. You can see her face and look at my face.”
I want to thank my dance partner
Miriam Gutiérrez She didn’t come to lay down. I don’t care who is in front of me I’m not coming to Play!
She just told me she weighed 160lbs today. Thanks God I worked with my girl @nisa_rodriguez5 who was about 165. God is Great. I’m Blessed! pic.twitter.com/RVED1knVzN
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) December 19, 2021
The Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican Serrano began the bout at a torrid pace, connecting on 37 of 86 punches thrown in the two-minute opening round.
It looked like it could be a quick night’s work for Serrano, who unleashed a flurry of power punches on the up-against-the-ropes Gutierrez. However, Gutierrez showed incredible toughness and determination to make it out of the first round.
The Entire Package
Serrano continued to show her complete arsenal of boxing skills throughout the remainder of the contest. She landed 30 or more punches in three different rounds and threw 85 or more in three different rounds.
She landed 46 percent of her power punches, while Gutierrez landed 44 percent of her power shots.
In the 10th and final round, Serrano did everything she possibly could to finish the incredibly tough Gutierrez.
Miriam Gutierrez ate those punches, but damn! Amanda Serrano turned her into the PBS logo. 🤭 pic.twitter.com/6PB4dO241n
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No Easy Ways Out
However, the 38-year-old Madrid native ate shot after shot and still returned fire. Serrano threw 94 punches in the round, connecting on 38 of them.
“She’s a tough girl. She’s a big girl,” Serrano said. “She was probably 160 or 165 pounds. Honestly, I’m like 133 or 134 pounds, but it doesn’t matter to me. She’s a tough fighter.
“She did say she was in better shape this time than when she fought Katie Taylor because she had a year layoff. Now she just had a fight last month that she won. I fought the best Miriam Gutierrez and I beat her.”
A Star Is Born But Will She Fight Again?
However, the 38-year-old Gutierrez is not a rookie and is game opponent. She was 14-1 heading into the contest, with her only loss coming against undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
“This isn’t a sad or bitter loss, it’s a dignified one,” said Gutierrez post-fight. “It was a war from the get-go until the end. It’s been an honor.”
Serrano sets up a potential 2022 super-fight with Taylor with the win. “I’m ready for Katie,” she said. “I don’t think she’s as strong as Miriam, so I think I’m OK.”
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