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Amanda Serrano Says She’s “Ready For War” Against Heather Hardy On Aug 5

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Amanda Serrano is just a month away from her rematch with Heather Hardy, and the reigning undisputed female featherweight champion of the world states that she is prepared for war.

I am without distractions, very focused: Amanda Serrano

“The Real Deal” will defend her WBC, WBA (Super), WBO and IBF belts against Hardy on 5th August at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on the undercard of the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz super fight.

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The rematch comes nearly four years after Serrano locked horns with Hardy, the former WBO featherweight champ in September 2019 when Serrano won the 10 round fight via unanimous decision, clinching the WBO as well as the interim WBC title.

Currently on a two fight win streak since the setback to Katie Taylor last year, the Puerto Rican feels very focused on the rematch, and in a recent interview, stated that she’s ready for war against “The Heat”.

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“I have been training very hard in Puerto Rico. I made a small gym in the canopy of my house. I am without distractions, very focused as we are in all of my fights and I feel right now, a month from the fight, ready for war against Heather Hardy,” said Serrano.

For her part, Heather Hardy has fought only once in the squared circle since the Serrano loss, which took place in 2021 against Jessica Camara where she suffered another defeat. Aside from boxing, Hardy is also a pro MMA fighter and has a 2-2 record in Bellator.

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“Hardy was the first female boxer to give me the opportunity to start my journey to being the undisputed 126-pound champion,” she went on. “We met in New York in January 2019, and it was 10 interesting rounds. She was able to survive a dominant first round from me, but she was able to adjust and show why she is world class. I remember that we were not the headline fight, but we had the attention. Small steps to give the legacy that women’s boxing deserves.”

“A sellout is expected before a euphoric crowd in Dallas and God willing, we will continue to show that women’s boxing is a vital part of a card of this magnitude,” Serrano added.

“Amanda always trains with her heart 100 percent. She’s ready to fight 15 rounds if they let her. Being the undisputed champion has motivated her to train as if she were the challenger,” Serrano’s trainer and manager Jordan Maldonado stated.“Puerto Rico is very important to Amanda and if everything goes well we will soon announce something that will make the island very happy.” [H/T Boxingscene.com]

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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