Amanda Serrano Defeats Yamileth Mercado, Does Not Want Katie Taylor Next

Published 08/29/2021, 11:28 PM EDT


Unified champion Amanda Serrano emerged as the brawler against Yamileth Mercado tonight. She defended titles stunningly in the co-main event via unanimous decision and added another feather to her legendary cap. However, she denied a potential scrap against Katie Taylor in the post-fight interview, which could have been a massive battle for the future.

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While Taylor vs Serrano would have been an iconic fight for women’s boxing, the featherweight titlist didn’t seem ready for it yet. That said, she earned a big win tonight along with the biggest payday of her fighting career, reportedly. Mercado was a prominent rival, and Serrano proved her worthy by beating her in the high-voltage clash.

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Despite her sheer in-ring aggressiveness, Serrano didn’t lose the technical essence that ultimately helped her out spark the Mexican opposition. However, Mercado didn’t let it go easily. She delivered commendably from her side, throwing a barrage of good shots in round three. Both women let their fists go and went on battling each other.

That said, Mercado found success in the later stage of round three, which continued till round five. However, she seemed weary as the fight continued from that point. Amanda Serrano then displayed her experience. She didn’t rush for a stoppage and continued pressing her rival.

By the end, Serrano was the better woman, bagging 97-33, 98-22, and 99-91 in all three cards. Already an elite, Serrano’s historic title defense unlocked her next level of legacy, leaving many doors open for the future.

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What’s next for Amanda Serrano?

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The WBC, WBO IBO champion can continue to defender her titles. Since Katie Taylor seems to be out of her radar, it’s hard to predict when we will see her next. Meanwhile, the seven-division champion is already in the books and has a stellar resume of 41-1-1 with 30 KOs under her name.

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The 32-year-old Puerto Rican has enough to hang the gloves. But that doesn’t seem to happen anytime soon. Beating her age, ‘The Real Deal’ still seems to be in her prime and has been unbeaten for 9 years now. Thus, she can rightly defend her belts now without going for any more legacy-bound unification clashes.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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