Uploaded on Nov 11, 2011
Name: Amanda Serrano
Nickname: "The Real Deal"
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
Birth date: October 9, 1988
Height: 5' 5"
Record: 12-0-1 with 8 KOs
Stance: Right hand lead
Style: An aggressive southpaw, Amanda comes forward and unloads a relentless pressure assault out of the southpaw stance.
Born in Puerto Rico but raised in Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Serrano grew up with an older sister, Cindy Serrano, who boxed professionally. Amanda, 22, fell in love with boxing by watching her sister fight. But when it came time for her to fight, both Cindy and her trainer Jordan Maldonado quickly discouraged young Amanda. As veterans of the fight game, both understood how hard this sport can be and didn't want Amanda to go through the hardships Cindy did. After a trip to the gym where Serrano was matched with a boy in order to discourage her, Serrano still kept coming back for more training. After passing a final test in taking on her sister in a gym war and more than holding her own, Serrano's path was clear; she would become a fighter.
After a short but successful amateur career that saw her win the Staten Island amateur championship, New York City Golden Gloves amateur championship and Empire State amateur championship, Serrano turned pro in March of 2009 with a majority decision over Jackie Trivilino. Four bouts and three wins later, Serrano would get her stiffest test against Ela Nunez, a road warrior type who is much better than her record indicates. Serrano would be pushed to the limit after taking the fight on short notice of a week. The bout ended in a draw and Serrano vowed to get revenge.
Three wins later, she would when she took on Nunez in a rematch at the Turning Stone Casino on January 29, 2011. This time, with preparation of a full camp behind her, Serrano went to work early, beat Nunez to the punch without receiving too much in return and pulled out a unanimous decision after six exciting rounds.
Amanda Serrano is an all action fighter with a high ceiling and room to grow. We look forward to going along on her fighter's journey with her and welcome her to the Boxing360 family.
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