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Exclusive interview with Amanda Serrano 6 Time Women’s World Boxing Champion -2017

Amanda Serrano is a Puerto Rican professional boxer and mixed martial artist who has held the WBO female bantamweight title since April 2017. She is the only women’s boxer to win world titles in five divisions and the only Puerto Rican boxer to become a five division world champion (bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight).

As of July 2017, Serrano is ranked as the world’s eight best female boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec; she is also ranked as the world’s second best super bantamweight by BoxRec.

In December 2017, Serrano announced that she had signed with Combate Americas, a MMA promotion that mostly featured Latin American fighters in its roster.

We had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing Amanda Serrano , 5 Time Women’s World Boxing Champion at The 31st  Annual. Ring 8 Veteran Boxing Association’s 2017 Holiday Awards Banquet, which she was honored with  The NY State Female Fighter of The Year, see more of women boxing in World Liberty TV Boxing Channel by Clicking here.

Taylor Beats Serrano In Fight For The Ages At MSG NYC-2022

Katie Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano to retain her undisputed Lightweight crown in an epic fight for the ages at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN.

Taylor controlled the opening four rounds but Serrano came on strong in the fifth and had her fans on her feet as she seemed to hurt the Irish legend and the roof came off the sold out arena as they traded heavy blows, but Serrano seemed to be getting on top.

If the fifth round was exciting, the sixth blew it out of the water as Taylor threw everything she had at the Brooklyn ace who fired back in kind. Taylor seemed to regain her composure despite the heavy shots she’d taken as rounds seven and eight came and went with the defending champion picking her shots and trying to resist going toe-to-toe with the heavy-handed Puerto Rican.

Both fighters knew the bout was in the balance and served up a stunning final two minutes, and after the crowd roared their appreciation for being lucky enough to witness an unforgettable and history-making night, it was Taylor whose hand was raised by split decision (97-93, 96-93 and 94-96).

It was a very close fight which Katie Taylor won and retained  her Undisputed World Lightweight Boxing Championships on a points victory. Both of the woman fought their hearts out and did not disappoint in any way , it was definitely the fight of the year for man or woman fight this year.

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Taylor Edges Serrano In Fight For The Ages At MSG NYC-2022

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr. Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV Katie Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano to retain her undisputed Lightweight crown in an epic fight for the ages at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN. Taylor controlled the opening four rounds but Serrano came on strong in...
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Taylor VS Serrano New York Press Conference at MSG-2022

Years in the making, the biggest fight ever in women’s boxing between the pound-for-pound #1 and #2 fighters of the world is one that will not only make boxing history, but women’s sports history. MSG has hosted thousands of fights through its illustrious years, beginning more than a century ago on July 17, 1882; now, 140 years later, this matchup finally marks the very first time two female fighters are headlining a combat sports event at ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena‘.

Irish icon Taylor (20-0 6 KOs) puts all the Lightweight belts on the line for the sixth time since winning them in June 2019 in a war with Delfine Persoon and seeing off the Belgian in a rematch in England before repelling the challenges of Miriam Gutierrez, Natasha Jonas, Jennifer Han and Firuza Sharipova – and there’s added spice to the fight as Taylor holds a win over Amanda’s sister Cindy in Boston back in October 2018.

Puerto Rican sensation Serrano (42-1-1 30 KOs) already has an unrivalled legacy in the sport as a seven-weight World champion. The Brooklyn based champion enters the momentous bout in sparkling form after knocking out Daniela Bermudez last March, dominating Yamileth Mercado in August and overpowering Miriam Gutierrez in two separate cards co-starring Jake Paul. Amanda was the 2021 Female Fighter of the Year for DAZN, ESPN and WBC among others.

Taylor and Serrano came face-to-face at MSG today for the first time since the fight was announced.

This is a Fifty, fifty fight both have a tough task ahead of their selves, and it’s hard to make a prediction.

Whoever wins will become the Greatest woman fighter on the planet, and the pound for pound woman fighter also known as Greatest Woman of All Time. (GWOAT).

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Exclusive interview with Nisa Rodriguez, Women’s Next Great Boxing Champion -2024

The 28-year-old middleweight has been boxing since she was 13. Her first ring was the streets of Mott Haven.”I was getting into a lot of trouble in the street. I was always into a lot of sports, but it was like, you can punch somebody in the face and get away with it,” Rodriguez said.

From feared fighter in the street to the only girl in the gym, Rodriguez found a positive way to channel her aggression.”Before, she was like a hurricane, just keep coming in and throwing wild punches,” said her trainer Richard Jenkins.

“All the guys were like, ‘What’s this chick doing? Let’s beat her up until she leaves.’ And I stood there and it built character,” Rodriguez said.Sixty-seven fights and just seven losses later, Rodriguez has eight national Golden Glove titles to her name. She is part of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Boxing team.

The Bronx-born athlete heads to training camp next week in hopes of making a name in the Central American games. It’s a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.The competition is tough, but she says nothing is harder than boxing while raising her 9-year-old son on her own. Losing her father, she says, was also more bruising than any punch from an opponent. “My father was always my first love,” Rodriguez said with tears in her eyes. Thoughts of her father will be with Rodriguez when she represents the island her parents came from. Just like this fierce fighter, Puerto Rico is still trying to recover from a big loss, Hurricane Maria’s devastation. “It’s a little bit of pressure, but I feeI was meant to do this,” she said.

Rodriguez got her start at St. Mary’s Park before training at John’s Boxing Gym, which has since moved to Jerome Avenue. Aside from her Olympic aspirations, the boxer also wants to open free boxing gyms for at-risk youth in Puerto Rico and the Bronx.

“For them to see someone that is like them, that come from the ghetto, that you don’t really have much but you’re trying to do what you can to not become a product of your environment. You’re trying to live the dream,” she said.

Nisa Rodriguez is also an New York Police officer, and she is turning professional and making her debut on March 15th 2024, at Madison Square garden’s. She went on to say she would like to become World Champion as a Professional and she loves what Amanda Serrano, 7 Division World Women’s champion has accomplished as a fighter and is also a role model for Nise.

Nisa Rodriguez , is managed by Keith Sullivan an New York attorney based in New York.

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BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 9th, starting at 11am. 2019 honorees include: Ricky Martin – Grand Marshal,  José Feliciano – Lifetime Achievement,  La India (GRAMMY® Award-winning singer) – Godmother,Chi Chi Rodríguez (Golf...
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Interview with Cecilia Braekhaus Undisputed World Welterweight Boxing Champion-2018

During the times her parents thought she was in her bedroom, 14-year-old Cecilia Braekhus would creep towards her window, silently climb out and shimmy down the high fire escape on the side of the house to go training. Each time she wasn’t thinking about making history. She just didn’t want her parents to find out. She wanted to immerse herself into something that caught her attention on a TV commercial. A brief 30-second spot that launched a 10-year boxing career, changed a nation’s attitude toward professional boxing and continues to make history.

Today, the Boxing Writers Association of America is proud to announce that Cecilia Braekhus, the undefeated 36-year-old Norwegian superstar, undisputed welterweight world champion and recognized by most women’s boxing experts as the No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, is the 2017 winner of the Christy Martin Award, which is given to the BWAA Female Fighter of the Year.

Braekhus becomes the first woman to be named female Fighter of the Year in the 92-year history of the BWAA. A select group of women’s boxing experts choose Braekhus from a distinguished list of nominees that included Jessica Chavez, Naoko Fujioka, Mariana Juarez, Amanda Serrano, Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor.

In 2017, the “First Lady” successfully defended her five world titles three times, defeating world-class contenders Klara Svensson and Mikaela Lauren, as well as world super lightweight champion Erica Farias. She’s never lost a fight, with a record that currently stands at 32-0, with 9 knockouts. Braekhus is also the only undisputed champion in women’s’ boxing.

Christy Martin, who placed women’s boxing in the foreground in the 1990s, was greatly pleased that Braekhus is the first recipient of the award that bears her name.

“First, to have an award named after you is really flattering,” Martin said. “I felt I gave a lot to the sport, so I’m very grateful for this. I’m really happy that it’s Cecilia. This is someone who has put in a great body of work. She’s had great support behind her in her country, and she’s the perfect and logical choice.

“I’m honored Cecilia would ask for me to present her and meet her. She’s a great choice, she’s deserving and I’m happy it’s Cecilia—and she still has plenty of her career left.” Braekhus never met Martin in person.

“I can’t wait to meet her,” Braekhus said. “My parents are very proud now, and I’m very fortunate to have a whole country behind me.”

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31st Annual Ring 8 Veteran Boxing Association’s 2017 Holiday Awards Banquet

By:Adal Hussain,  Editor-In –Chief  for World Liberty TV Six world champions  attended , including three award winners: WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko (Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year), Hall-of-Famer Michael Spinks (Historical Award), and five-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (New York State...
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Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes NY Press Conference-2018

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV Former world champions Peter Quillin and Luis Collazo were joined by WBA Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Alicia Napoleon at a media luncheon in Manhattan Thursday to discuss their respective showdowns taking place Saturday, August 4 from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial...
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31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony-2017

NEW YORK (December 11, 2017) – Less than 24 hours after he defeated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko attended yesterday’s (Sunday, Dec. 9) 31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony to accept the Ring 8 2017 Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award.

The gala event was held Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Six world champions were in attendance, including three award winners: Lomachenko), International Hall-of-Famer Michael Spinks (Historical Award), and five-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (New York State Female Fighter of the Year); World champions Vito Antuofermo, Iran Barkley and Luis Collazo showed their support.

“Our awards banquet was one of the best ever,” Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch said. “We are deeply honored that Vasyl Lomachenko attended the day after the biggest fight of his career. His presence created an electric atmosphere, the type that is rarely seen. The other honorees, led by Michael Spinks, made it an afternoon that will always be remembered.”

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