Amanda Serrano (45-2-1, 30 KOs), the seven-division boxing world champion and undisputed featherweight champ, is set to fight Danila Ramos (12-2, 1 KO) TONIGHT at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, live on DAZN.
The World Boxing Council (WBC), in a rather surprising move, opted not to sanction this bout. The underlying reason for their decision is the structure of the fight itself. In a groundbreaking move aiming to bring women’s boxing on par with men’s, this bout between Serrano and Ramos will be contested over 12 three-minute rounds.
That’s right! Ditching the old-school norm of ten rounds at two minutes apiece, this fight is rewriting the standards for women’s championship fights. Game changer, right?
This is an important deviation from the traditional format for women’s boxing matches, symbolizing the sport’s evolution and the drive for gender equality in the ring.
Let’s rewind a little. The last time we saw a significant women’s fight over 3 minute rounds like this was way back in 2007 when Layla McCarter battled Melissa Hernandez. Now, Serrano and Ramos are here to remind a new generation of fighters that they are just as good, if not better than their male peers.
As fans and boxing enthusiasts worldwide debate the WBC’s decision, one thing remains clear: tonight’s fight signifies a major leap forward for women in boxing. With or without the WBC’s blessing, Serrano and Ramos are ready to put on a show and prove their worth as top-contender athletes in the sport
Speaking of Serrano, let’s give the girl some praise! Hailing from Puerto Rico, she clinched the WBO featherweight title in a hard-fought fight against Heather Hardy in 2019. And she’s been on fire ever since, defending her title like the champ she is. Remember the exciting fight against WBA featherweight champ Erika Cruz earlier this year? And who can forget her iconic fight with Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden in 2022? That one got the nod as Sports Illustrated’s Fight of the Year and The Ring’s Event of the Year.
But there’s more to Serrano than just boxing. She’s a warrior for equality in the sport. Her groundbreaking fight against Katie Taylor in 2022 paved the way for gender-equal pay. And now, she’s out to make more history with Ramos, aiming for a new standard of 12 three-minute rounds.
In Serrano’s words: “Danila Ramos is my WBO mandatory challenger, but she’ll soon find out why I’m the champ. But there’s a bigger picture. This fight is our way of demanding equal pay, respect, and recognition. On October 27th, we’ll make history and show the world the power of women’s boxing.”
And Ramos? She’s no pushover. Coming from Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil, she became the mandatory challenger for Serrano’s title after clinching the WBO Interim World Featherweight Championship. She’s on the same page with Serrano, fighting for equality in boxing.
Ramos passionately states, “Facing Serrano for a Unified Championship is our way of tearing down the barriers. This is our moment to make history. I’m training harder than ever and will proudly fly the Brazilian flag high in Orlando.”
Weigh In Results:
Amanda Serrano 125.7 vs. Danila Ramos 124.6
Antonio Vargas 117.6 vs. Hernan Marquez 117.5
Damian Lescaille 147.6 vs. Ray Barlow 145.7