Amanda Serrano has set herself apart from every women’s boxer throughout history with a major win in Brooklyn.
On the undercard of the Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter card from the Barclays Center, Serrano defeated Yamila Esther Reynoso by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 99-91) to win the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. This win means that Serrano has won a world title in six weight classes, joining Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as the only boxers to have ever done that.
The fight went relatively smooth for Serrano as she outboxed and outbrawled Reynoso, a two-time world title challenger. Reynoso hung in there, providing at least a tough challenge for Serrano to win by knockout. Unfortunately for Reynoso, she wasn't able to stop Serrano's onslaught of punches and by the ninth round, Reynoso was bleeding badly from her nose.
Reynoso did manage to land several hard right hands throughout the fight and even cornered the champion at times. Serrano was able to fend off virtually everything Reynoso threw at her. By the end of the fight, it was obvious history would be made with Serrano's hand up in victory.
Serrano was already the most accomplished women’s boxer in history as no other woman had even won a title in five weight classes. In fact, Serrano is also the only Puerto Rican boxer, regardless of gender, to win a world title in that many weight classes, with Miguel Cotto coming in second with titles in four weight classes. Serrano has won world titles at bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and now junior welterweight.