Last Saturday, February 28, Mexican Erika Cruz, current WBA featherweight champion, closed her training sessions before traveling to New York, where she will face Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, who holds the WBO, IBF and WBC featherweight titles.
“Dinamita”, as the fighter is known, knows that she is facing a big challenge, in which she is not considered a favorite, but she is not afraid of that: “I know I am not a favorite. They think we are going to finish the ten rounds or to get paid, but I trained to beat Amanda Serrano”, said the champion and added: “I have been preparing for a fight of this magnitude for more than ten years and I will give my best, I want to repeat Salvador Sanchez’s feat”.
Erika believes that Amanda handles the psychological aspect of her opponents very well. However, she feels just as strong because “she has not faced someone willing to face her”. In addition, she says she will give her best to “repeat Salvador Sanchez’s feat”.
In her last training session, the WBA featherweight champion was surprised by those close to her, who brought Mariachis to the gym to wish her luck. “I know this is the result of being a good person, a good friend, a good daughter. My people are enough for me to know that I have everything to win, they know that we have the necessary weapons to beat Amanda Serrano,” Cruz said.