Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud Preview September 24th, 2022
There’s a huge women’s boxing title bout on tap in Manchester, England this Saturday, September 24th as Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico puts her WBO and WBC Women’s Featherweight Titles on the line against unbeaten IBF Champ Sara Mahfoud of the Faroe Islands. The 10-rounder can be seen live in the UK on BT Sport pay-per-view on the undercard of the Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker heavyweight tilt while those in America can catch it on ESPN+. Serrano last boxed in April when she lost a highly-controversial split decision to lightweight champion Katie Taylor. Mahfoud last saw action in April as well when she beat Nina Meinke by 10-round unanimous decison.
Serrano vs Mahfoud Betting Odds
- Sarah Mahfoud +1000
- Amanda Serrano -2000
Amanda Serrano is a 33-year-old southpaw who owns an impressive record of 42-2-1 with 30 Kos. She has 192 rounds of experience under her belt since turning pro in 2009 and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. She also has experience in wrestling and mixed martial arts. Serrano stands just over 5-feet-5-inches tall with a 65.5-inch reach and has very good power in her fists with a current knockout ratio of 66.7 per cent.
But having said that, she’s gone the distance in her last three fights and five of the past nine. Serrano is a former Staten Island, New York City Golden Gloves, and Empire State Amateur Champion and has won numerous regional and minor pro titles. Since turning pro, Serrano has also captured the IBF World Female Super Featherweight, WBO World Female Lightweight, WBO World Female Featherweight, WBO World Female Super Bantamweight, WBO World Female Bantamweight, WBO World Female Super Lightweight, and WBO World Female Super Flyweight Titles.
Her first defeat came at the hands of Frida Walberg in April, 2012 when she lost by a 10-round unanimous decision in a shot at the WBC World Female Super Featherweight Title. She appeared to do enough to beat Katie Taylor in her last outing, which was a fight-of-the-year candidate, but came out on the wrong end of a split decision, while her draw came in 2009 in a four-round affair with Ela Nunez. Serrano has weighed in between 118 and 138.5 lbs during her pro career and has actually won titles in seven different weight classes.
She also has wins over Kimberly Connor, Fatuma Zarika (twice), Calista Silgado, Yazmin Rivas, Dahianna Santana (twice), Marilyn Hernandez, Eva Voraberger, Heather Hardy, Daniela Bermudez and Yamileth Mercardo. Serrano is unbeaten in the last 10 years, which covers a span of 28 fights. All of her victories have come by way of stoppage or unanimous decision except for her pro debut which was a four-round majority decision over Jackie Trivilino.
The 32-year-old Mahfoud, who fights out of Denmark, owns a perfect mark of 11-0 with 3 Ko’s and has boxed 69 rounds since making her pro debut in 2017 following a pretty good amateur career. Unfortunately there’s no height and reach information for Mahfoud so we don’t know exactly how she stacks up size-wise with Serrano. As far as power goes, she has a current knockout ratio of 27.3 per cent.
Mahfoud captured her first professional title in January, 2019 by beating Bukiwe Nonina via a wide unanimous decision for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Female Featherweight Belt. She then won the IBF Interim Female Featherweight Title by unanimous decision over defending champion Brenda Carabajal in February, 2020. Mahfoud was then elevated to full world champion five months later.
This matchup features two of the top female pound-for-pound boxers in the world with the rounds being two minutes long. I believe Serrano won her fight over Katie Taylor earlier this year and will be out to prove she’s the best female boxer out there. She’s an exciting and aggressive boxer with enough power do do some damage while Mahfoud also has fine skills but lacks power. In addition, Mahfoud has fought only once since February, 2020 so the inactivity won’t do her any favours. I think if Serrano punches in volume as she usually does, she should add Mahfoud’s belt to her collection on Saturday.
Serrano’s natural aggression should be the difference.
Play: Serrano -2000 @ BetOnline.ag
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