Amanda Serrano's shot at a world title in a seventh weight class is fast approaching and she may not be done at seven divisions.
Serrano has already won virtually every world title imaginable for her and on January 18, she will get a chance to win her first world title at 115 pounds. If Serrano is victorious, she becomes the second boxer in history to win a major world title from seven weight classes, breaking a tie with Oscar De La Hoya. In a press release, Serrano hinted at potentially fighting for a title in an eighth weight class, which would tie her with Manny Pacquiao for most all-time.
“As a Puerto Rican, there's a rivalry with Mexico so I want to beat Oscar’s number next week!” Serrano said. “Maybe we should then go for Pacquiao and hit an eighth weight?
The 30-year-old Serrano has won titles from 118 pounds all the way to 140 pounds. A title in seventh weight class for Serrano would further extend her own record of being women's boxing most successful champion. But if one were to ask Serrano how she felt about her achievements, she wouldn't really know what to answer as she said she has not taken time to really think about it.
“I haven't really sat down and acknowledged what I've done. My trainer tells me it's huge and that being the third fighter to win world titles at seven weights is amazing. A little Latina from Bushwick can make history, it's great," Serrano said.
Serrano will face Eva Voraberger for the vacant WBO super flyweight title on January 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. That fight will be one of three world title bouts taking place at MSG and the event will be streamed on DAZN in the United States.