Who Is Amanda Serrano’s Opponent, Yamileth Mercado?: Record, Net Worth, Titles, and More

Published 08/29/2021, 5:04 PM EDT


Seven division champion Amanda Serrano is now all set to fight and defend her titles against WBC super bantamweight champion, Yamileth Mercado. The two are scheduled to fight as the Showtime event’s co-main feature. Both fighters weighed in two pounds under the 126 lbs limit at yesterday’s event.

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Stepping into this fight, Amanda Serrano is the heavy favorite. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the seven division champ is currently at -2000 to win while Mercado is +1000. A Serrano win by KO, TKO, or DQ is a sizable favorite at -170, followed by a Serrano win by decision at +150.

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Amanda Serrano seems confident coming into this fight. She has even promised to outdo and take away the limelight from the super fight between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former five-time UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

However, 23-year old WBC super bantamweight champion Yamileth Mercado has not spoken much about her approach and has not portrayed a great deal of confidence. However, Mercado is a competitive athlete and is by no means an easy opponent for Serrano.

Here’s everything you need to know about Yamileth Mercado before she steps in the ring with the dominant Amanda Serrano-

Yamileth Mercado – Record, Titles, and Net Worth

Yamileth Mercado kicked off her professional boxing career in 2014. Over the years, she has bagged 18 wins and has also incurred 2 career losses (neither by knockout). The 23-year-old is a technician inside the ring and not a knockout artist. Most of her wins have come through unanimous decisions; however, she has secured 5 knockout wins as well in her seven years of pro boxing.

Mercado first shot for a vacant WBC FECOMBOX Female Super Bantamweight title in 2017 against Jessica Arreguin Munoz. However, Munoz dominated her opponent and secured a clean unanimous decision.

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In 2018, Yamileth Mercado fought for the WBC Super Bantamweight title against Fatuma Zarika. Her second attempt at bagging a title was a very close call and her opponent won by split decision.

Five months after her loss to Zakaria, she once again fought for the belt that she failed to win in her last fight. In 2019, Mercado outclassed Alys Sanchez and finally became a WBC champion. Since that bout, she has defended her belt 5 times.

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As for Yamileth Mercado’s net worth, it reportedly ranges between $1million-$5 million.

 

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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