Serrano vs Cruz May Move Back One Week To Avoid Beterbiev-Yarde, Wood-Lara Clash
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee made a rare move by ordering the fight between their Champion, Mexico’s Erika Cruz Hernandez (15-1, 3 KOs) and Puerto Rican WBC, IBF, WBO unified champion Amanda Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) for the undisputed featherweight titles on November 1.
By doing this they have made Serrano the mandatory challenger for Cruz’s title with purse bids set at a 50-50 split if the parties cannot agree on a deal. However, it appears that an agreement is nearing for Serrano vs Cruz to headline a Matchroom on DAZN USA card on Feb 11 at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
World Title Fight Lands On The Beterbiev vs Yarde Undercard
The fight was initially rumoured to land on Feb 4 but with the 3-belt light heavyweight title collision between Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde taking place on Jan 28 on non-PPV, Wood-Lara will likely be pushed back to Feb 4 and as a result, Serrano vs Cruz will probably do the same and move back one week from Feb 4 to Feb 11 Hearn revealed to IFL TV
Serrano is represented by Jake Paul‘s ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ but it is heavily speculated that the Puerto Rican will sign a two-fight co-promotional deal with Hearn’s Matchroom to box Cruz for the undisputed featherweight titles and then, should she emerge victorious, take part in a super fight with Ireland’s Katie Taylor at the 82,000-capacity Croke Park in the summer of 2023.
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