Amanda Serrano has been igniting her opponents for many years. At 33 she has been a professional fighter since 2009 and has only lost one fight. He has a 42-1-1 record for his professional boxing career and has a 2-0-1 MMA record. His business card: pure power.
The undisputed featherweight champion has 30 knockouts, 21 of them after her only defeat in 2012, but Serrano wasn’t generating much fanfare, or big paydays, and has reasonably grown frustrated at times throughout her career. She was so frustrated that she did a real effort become a professional mixed martial artist. That’s right, her solution to her money woes was to throw herself into a new sport at an old age, which is controlled by Dana White.
Serrano then started getting better purses and last year caught the luckiest rebound of his career. She hooked up with Jake Paul.
Paul brought his YouTube fame into the square circle for the first two times at Triller’s Pay Per View fight / concert / shows – one of those events had Live Saturday nightby Pete Davidson guest a Russian slapping match from a forklift as one of the foreplay. Then Paul had a Showtime boxing match with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. He wanted a woman fight on paper and Showtime suggested Serrano.
He won his first bout on a Paul card by unanimous decision against Yamileth Mercado, but the bout wasn’t that fun. The strength of the fight was Serrano’s explosive power, but he was unable to show it in that match.
However, Serrano impressed Paul quite a lot and when he started his promotion company in Fall 2021 he signed Serrano. He rewarded his faith in her on Saturday by moving up two weight classes and putting on a dominant performance in a unanimous decision win against Miriham Gutierrez who was not only much older but also much less experienced with only 15 professional fights going on Saturday. . by Gutierrez face after the fight he showed how much power the smallest Serrano possesses.
Now Serrano is in line for what will be the biggest payday of his career against 20-0 Katie Taylor. Negotiations Broken the first time they tried to schedule this bout, but with Paul’s team behind them, including his manager, former UFC CFO Nakisa Bidarian, this could be the greatest women’s combat sports event of all time.
Pushing Serrano’s career doesn’t make Paul a champion in the fight for equal rights for women. He denies the allegations, but they are there allegations out there of sexual misconduct on his part and general bullying. What it is for Serrano is the luckiest break he has received in his career.
Serrano has won nine titles ranging from 115 to 140 pounds in his 12-year professional career and over 40 fights. All this work, wins and knockouts, and it looks like 2022 will offer her the opportunity to become one of the most famous athletes in her sport, and possibly in the world. If it takes an unlikely YouTube star to get there, hey, that’s capitalism. Success and kindness don’t necessarily go hand in hand, and certainly not in the fight.
Paul is an idiot, but that idiot is about to give her the biggest reward of her career. It seems like a better plan to me than learning a new sport to go to work for Dana.