Amanda Serrano won’t have to travel to another continent for her next fight. Instead, she’s coming home.
According to a report from WBAN, Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KOs) is headlining a card, Sept. 18, put together by Star of David Promotions at the Master Theater in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. She faces New Yorker Jackie Trivilino
Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) is riding a three-fight losing streak. Her last fight was in June where Heather Hardy finished her in the seventh round.
The “Real Deal” is coming off a sixth-round stoppage win over Marina Elena Maderna to win the WBO lightweight title. Serrano has been on a tear in the last couple of years, winning six of her last seven fights in the first three rounds. Maderna was the first opponent to take the Real Deal past the third stanza in two years.
Fans who are familiar with the New York boxing scene may recognize some of these fighters including undefeated prospect Junior Wright, faces Kamarah Pasley. Brookyln’s Gary Beriguette takes on Albany’s Raphael Luna. Dimash Nigazov, who fights out of Staten Island, takes on Jarrell Tyson, from Rochester.
Brookyln’s own Mark Babb takes on the debuting Peter Dobson from Bronx and Pete Reyes faces Maurice Amaro.
This should be a pretty good card for local fans. Although Trivilino has lost her last three fights, she’s shown some resiliency. Still, Serrano has a lot of momentum coming into this fight. I think her speed and power – not to mention having the crowd at her back – will make this a quick win for the Real Deal.
For Serrano to finish the year on a win – assuming she doesn’t take another fight before the end of 2014 – would put her in the top 1 or 2 spots of the female lightweight division and maybe even unify one or two of the titles.
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