The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) recognized Puerto Rican fighter Amanda Serrano as the best boxer of the year 2021.
Serrano, who will face Katie Taylor on April 30 for the World Boxing Association (WBA), WBC, WBO and IBF lightweight title, had an action-packed year 2021 in which she successfully defended her title on three occasions. The first two fights were against Daniela Bermudez and Yamileth Mercado, against whom she won the WBC and IBF feather titles. Subsequently, she fought at lightweight against Miriam Gutiérrez, whom she defeated by unanimous decision.
In a press release, Serrano said it is an honor for her to win this award named after Christy Martin and added: “To think that I join Carlos Ortiz and Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad (also Puerto Ricans) who in their time were boxers of the year by the BWAA is something very big for me”.
Undoubtedly, this award is one more motivation for the boxer who faces the most important challenge of her career in what is considered the most attractive female fight in history, which will take place at Madison Square Garden and will face the great champion, Katie Taylor.