Boxing fans have an unmissable date this weekend, as a new page in the historic and rich boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico will be written at Madison Square Garden as Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz will be facing each other in an incredible fight.
This bout will have at stake all the 126-pound world titles won by Serrano: the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the International Boxing Federation (IBF), the World Boxing Council (WBC), the International Boxing Organization (IBO) and The Ring magazine. Meanwhile, Cruz will put his World Boxing Association (WBA) belt on the line.
Today, at JefeBet we tell you how both boxers come into this fight in New York. We invite you to read our preview, where you will have access to our predictions, the available betting odds and all the information for the Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz.
Betting Preview for the Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz undisputed featherweight title on February 4, 2023
- Where: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
- When: Saturday, February 4, 2023, 7 PM E.T.
- Odds: Amanda Serrano (-600) / Erika Cruz (+400)
Odds provided by DraftKings.
- Odds: -600
- Fights: 46
- Victories: 43
- Victories by KO: 30
- Defeats: 2
- Draws: 1
The Puerto Rican-born boxer is considered the best pound-for-pound boxer, something she achieved thanks to being champion in seven different divisions throughout her 14-year professional boxing career.
The 34-year-old fighter has a record of 43-2-1 with 30 fights won by knockout. And on Saturday, she has the historic opportunity of becomingthe first Puerto Rican fighter (male or female) to become undisputed champion when she exposes her 126-pound belt. If she does so, she would be part of a select club of undisputed contenders, which already includes Claressa Shields (middleweight and super welterweight) and Katie Taylor (lightweight), among others.
It was against Taylor that she had her first opportunity to win the undisputed title, with whom she fought a year ago at Madison Square Garden in a bout considered the greatest in the history of women’s boxing. That time, it was a defeat, and now he does not want it to happen again.
Her last fight was last September, when she defeated then undefeated world champion Sarah Mahfoud in Denmark by unanimous decision.
- Odds: +400
- Fights: 16
- Victories: 15
- Victories by KO: 3
- Defeats: 1
- Draws: 0
The opponent will be Mexico’s Erika Cruz, who won the WBA belt in April 2021. She defeated Canadian former two-division world champion Jelena Mrdjenovich by technical decision in New York.
At 32 years of age and with a southpaw style, Dinamita has yet to be knocked out in her 16 fights as a professional. If she manages to defeat Serrano, shewill become the first boxer from Mexico to become undisputed champion. In other words, she has before him a golden opportunity with only six years of career.
The Real Deal Serrano has a second chance to become undisputed and go down in boxing’s great history books. If we look at the races, there is a huge contrast in favor of the Boricua, which is why the main bookmakers consider her as the big favorite.
Do miracles happen in boxing? Yes, but at JefeBet we believe that Serrano will win.
Prediction: Amanda Serrano wins by KO.