The spectacular night honored the stage this Saturday at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, USA. In another historic page-turner was taken by Amanda Serrano as she added the desired World Boxing Association featherweight belt after unanimously defeating the tough Erika Cruz.
It was all that was left to say; “ok, this girl has done it all”. Champion in 7 different divisions that led her to be named by Guinness World Records as the boxer with the most world titles won, she starred in the historic bout against Katie Taylor in the same majestic space where she now became a living legend after being crowned undisputed 126 lbs. queen, the first from Puerto Rico to do so. No Puerto Rican boxer had ever achieved it before and that had become Serrano’s unthought-of dream in this new era of undisputed figures. And he did it.
In another vibrant fight, the co-main event, another fighter embraced the thrill of reaching the top. Alycia Baumgardner, “La Bomba”, unanimously defeated the French warrior Elhem Mekhaled to win her fourth belt, the black and gold belt that was left vacant after the injury of the champion in recess Hyun Mi Choi in 2022.
The American Baumgardner imposed a technical superiority that made her masterfully overcome Mekhaled’s strength, who despite having touched the canvas on more than one occasion, never gave up to stand up until the end of the 10-round commitment. The judges ruled unanimously in favor of “La Bomba” and the audience gave the two warriors a standing ovation. As it happened later with Serrano and Cruz who put the icing on the cake.
The card had more high voltage clashes with the complementary ones: Shadasia Green, number 2 in the WBA ranking, won the WBA Inter Continental 168 lbs. belt after a sweeping victory by technical knockout in the sixth round over former world champion Elin Cederroos. Thus, Shadasia added 11 quick knockouts in her 12 undefeated fights that she has accumulated.
On the other hand, Sky Nicolson, ranked sixth in the WBA women’s world ranking, also obtained an important result by defeating the former undefeated Spaniard Tania Alvarez on the scorecards in ten rounds.
The euphoric vibration of the spectators inside the Madison in New York and on the other side of the screen put women’s boxing on the front pages once again. Another milestone that will leave golden sequels in the collective memory of the noble art.