World Champion Boxer Regrets Disfiguring Her Opponent’s Face- “I’ve Never Felt So Bad After a Win”

Published 12/22/2021, 8:00 AM EST


Amanda Serrano earned a potential ticket to meet undisputed lightweight champion, Katie Taylor, in a mega-fight in 2022 by battering Miriam Gutierrez this past week. Serrano poleaxed Gutierrez for all 10-rounds and claimed the win via unanimous decision. The aftermath of the fight pitched her as a valid opponent for Katie Taylor. CEO of MVP Promotions, Jake Paul, has also asked about hosting the fight.

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Serrano showcased her brilliance against Gutierrez in style. However, the seven division world champion wasn’t happy about it. Gutierrez came across sheer violence in the ring and consumed too much damage.

After the full-length contest, Gutierrez displayed a disfigured face. She seemed unidentifiable, with massive swellings all over her face. Well, the top-tier 135 lbs contender still had the energy to click a picture with Serrano.

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Amanda Serrano shed views on her opponent’s condition and said, “I’ve never felt so bad after a win.”

“My opponent was a warrior, and I was just doing my job. Miriam is actually one of my opponents I like the most.”

“So humble, kind, and with a huge heart. Fearless in every way. Someone sent this to me, and it’s bothering me,” she added on an accompanying link.”

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Gutierrez has lost only twice as a professional. The losses have come against Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano. This assures her to be an A-listed lightweight. And Serrano’s win over her validates the featherweight queen to advance herself in the 135 lbs roster. Serrano’s financial success has also seen a surge in the past few months and can expand further if she receives a shot at Katie Taylor.

Can Amanda Serrano fare well against Katie Taylor?

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Unlike most of her contemporaries, Serrano is an elite knockout artist and has staged 30 KOs in an active resume of 42-1-1. She has held the undisputed title at featherweight and is the only female boxer to have held the championship in seven divisions. She is a valid opponent that can take away Katie Taylor’s undefeated streak.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 01: Katie Taylor reacts after a majority decision win against Delfine Persoon during their WBA/WBO/IBF/WBC women’s lightweight unification fight at Madison Square Garden on June 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Taylor, who has been a terror at 135 lbs, doesn’t seem fazed by Serrano’s progress. While she has vanquished every A-lister on her way, Serrano can finally provide her with some quality competition.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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