Mexican boxing icon Erika Cruz will seek to follow in the footsteps of Canelo Alvarez and be the first female undisputed Mexican champion.
Erika Cruz vs Amanda Serrano will crown the undisputed female featherweight champion
The WBA female featherweight champion will face unified titleholder Amanda Serrano on February 4 for the undisputed championship at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York.
But Serrano, who currently holds the WBC, WBO and IBO belts, also wants to add to her legacy and be the first from Puerto Rico to hold the titles of four main organizations at the same time.
After defeating Sarah Mahfoud on September 24th to strip her of the IBF featherweight title, Serrano aimed straight to be the undisputed monarch.
Thus, Matchroom Boxing and the company that supports the Puerto Rican, Most Valuable Promotions, took charge of the negotiations and everything is ready.
Erika Cruz, on the other hand, will put the WBA title on the line for the third time and, in addition, she will have the opportunity to make history.
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Canelo Álvarez became the first Mexican boxer in history to be the undisputed champion, and Erika will try to be the second in her country and the first in women’s boxing to do so.
And although it will be the B side of the fight, under those conditions she dethroned Jelena Mrdjenovich on April 22, 2021. She defended the crown seven months later with Melissa Esquivel and also last September in a rematch with the Canadian.
Now comes one of the most important fights of her career, surely with the best bag in almost seven years of her career, but above all with the opportunity to make history and be the first female undisputed Mexican monarch.