- Amanda Serrano defeated Mahfoud in a fight in which she showed all her power and thus added one more belt to take over the featherweight category
Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano defeated Danish Sarah Mahfoud by unanimous decision on Saturday, who had an undefeated record, and snatched the crown of the International Federation (IBF), with which she has unified her dominance in the featherweight division.
The seven-time division champion had the 126-pound titles of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the World Council (WBC) and the International Organization (OIB) at stake.
The fight at the AO Arena in Manchester was dominated by the boxer from Carolina, according to the judges, who left her score cards 99-92, 97-93 and 97-93.
Serrano has 43 wins, 30 on the fast track, two losses and one draw. Mahfoud, who turns 33 in five days, lost her unbeaten run in her career that she held for eleven fights, three of which she settled on the fast track.
From the beginning of the contest, Serrano showed the power of her left hand on Mahfoud’s face, who tried to escape from her attack with mobility, but when she dodged her left-handed blow, the Puerto Rican’s right entered her .
The Dane was brave in the second round. She remained in the center of the ring, she tried to exchange blows, but she was injured with a cut on her forehead, on the right side, as a result of an accidental clash of heads.
In the next lap Serrano hurt her face and soft parts with the hook. The European wanted to put distance with the jab, although with little success.
Sarah’s merit towards the middle of the contest was that she managed to connect several left straights to the Puerto Rican’s face.
In the sixth and seventh rounds, Serrano withstood the fight, she maintained her dominance with an uppercut to Mahfoud’s abdomen, and in the eighth she was no longer fully used.
The Danish, injured in the right eye, unleashed more blows in the ninth, although without the forcefulness to damage the Puerto Rican.