Breaking: Serrano to rematch Zarika; Gladney off Judah card

Amanda Serrano (R) landing a right hand in a win against Fatuma Zarika (L) from May. The two will rematch Thursday night in New York.
Amanda Serrano (R) landing a right hand in a win against Fatuma Zarika (L) from May. The two will rematch Thursday night in New York.

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano will now face Fatuma Zarika in a slated six-round co-main event on the Zab Judah/Hevinson Herrera undercard Thursday night at The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, New York.

Serrano (24-1-1, 8ko’s) was slated to take on South Carolina’s Angel Gladney (8-11-1, 6ko’s). However, as of Thursday there was no reasoning to why Gladney was pulled off the card. Serrano, though, believes that Zarika makes for a better opponent, especially since this is a rematch from a May bout that Serrano won over six rounds.

“Not sure why Gladney is out, but Zarika is a better opponent,” Serrano said exclusively to JMB on Wednesday. “After fighting her once before, I knows she’s strong and tough. I’m happy about the change for us and the fans,” she concluded.

In the May clash, Serrano floored Zarika in the first round, but she proved to be tough as she took Serrano the distance in a bout for the first time since the southpaw from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a 2012 setback to Frida Wallberg — the only blemish of her career — for the WBC World female super lightweight title.

Zarika (24-11-1, 14ko’s) has remained winless in 12 bouts outside her native Kenya.





Posted by RQ

This article has 5 Comments

  1. Bob, are you kidding me. Amanda is top-rated boxer and has sick KO power, this fight will not last three rounds, Zarika was lucky the last time.

  2. If you follow female boxing then you know that both Serrano sisters are no joke and they are good for boxing, so you need to check facts before you say stupid things.

  3. So then why not have Cindy take on Amanda, and we can see who wins bragging rights. I have seen Zarika fight and she has fought top tier opponents and so has Angel Gladney, not sure you can say the same about Amanda or Cindy for that matter.

  4. So when does Serrano’s trainer get busted for steroids or when does the commission start to take a look at this guy and please do not tell me that Amanda is top-ranked bc she is ranked through a weakass site like Box Rec. She would get her clocked clean if she fought at 130 or if she even fought Alfonzo from Argentina. She fights weak boxers in PR and we have to crown her best in her weight class. Come on, that is weak crap.

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