Serrano Stops Bermudez In Ring City USA Main Event!
By: David Colon
March 25th, Plaza del Quinto Centenario, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Heading the latest edition of Ring City USA on the NBC Sports Network Brooklyn, New York, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano retained her WBC and WBO featherweight titles adding the vacant IBO strap to her collection scoring a ninth-round knockout of Santa Fe, Argentina’s, Daniela “La Bonita” Bermudez.
The sharper, more complete 32-year-old, southpaw, boxer / puncher Serrano entering off a December first round TKO stoppage of Dahiana Santana dominated from the start.
The quicker, more agile Serrano controlling the pace and spacing, beginning and ending most exchanges out boxing and classing the game straight ahead former IBF World Female Super Bantamweight titlist piled up the points with a diverse attack, pitching a shutout on the judges’ scorecards drilled “La Bonita” with a left right combination to the body dropping her down to her knees
where she was counted out by referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. at 1:33 of round nine.
The Seven-division world champion Serrano looking for a showdown with the winner of the May 1st Katie Taylor / Nastasha Jones WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO World Female Lightweight Title improves to 40-1-1, 30Ko’s while Bermudez unbeaten in her previous fourteen outings slips to 29-4-3, 10Ko’s.
In the super bantamweight co-feature, Calexico, California Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, sparring partner Eduardo “Lalo El Gemelo” Baez put in a superb performance scoring a stirring eight round unanimous decision over Cidra, Puerto Rico’s, Abimael “Manos de Piedra” Ortiz.
Baez mixing part aggression, part counter puncher mixed it to the body and head meeting a determined Ortiz in the middle rounds stepping on the gas out worked his determined previously unbeaten foe leading to a very entertaining finish leaving Baez a 80-72, 79-73 times two unanimous decision winner. Baez moves to 19-1-2, 6Ko’s while Ortiz tasting defeat for the first time slips to 8-1-1, 4Ko’s.
In the second of two super bantamweight features Ponce, Puerto Rico, Carlos “Purin” Caraballo turned in a brilliant showcase performance dismantling Mexicali, Mexico’s, Leonardo “Leon” Baez in four rounds.
In charge from the get go, the southpaw, Caraballo circled Baez taking control early on going on the offensive turning his shots underneath dropping Baez in round two.
Tightening up his guard holding off Baez failed rally the stronger, more accurate Caraballo picking his spots piled on the punishment landing hard chopping shots drawing a towel from the Baez corner prompting referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. to stop it at 2:36 of round four. Caraballo remains perfect at 14-0, 14Ko’s as Leonardo Baez, Eduardo’s twin brother stopped in back-to-back bouts falls to 18-4, 9Ko’s.
In eight round female super flyweight action Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, former three-time world champion Arely “Ametralladora” Mucino-Reyes recorded ran her winning streak to eight recording an 80-71 times three points win over Mexico City, Mexico’s, Lucia “Maravilla La Policia” Nunez. Mucino-Reyes bumps up to 29-3-2, 10Ko’s while Nunez 1-3 in her previous four drops to 7-11.
Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, bantamweight, Juan “El Indio” Camacho squeezed out a 75-76 78-73, 76-75, 75-76 eight round split decision win over Managua, Nicaragua’s, more experienced Marvin Solano. Camacho improves to 12-1, 6Ko’s as Solano on a two-bout skid drops to 23-6, 8Ko’s.
In an eight-round super welterweight fire fight San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luis Midyael Sanchez’s floored San Juan, Puerto Rico’s, Ryan Pino in round two to earned a 76-75 Pino, 76-75 times two Sanchez split decision win. Sanchez moves to 9-1, 6Ko’s as Pino winless in his last seven falls to 8-6-2, 4Ko’s.
In a battle of southpaw, minimumweights, Villalba, Puerto Rico, southpaw, Oscar Collazo was forced to put in a full night’s work shutting out Chihuahua, Mexico’s, Francisco “El Remache” Bonilla, 60-54 times three after six. Collazo steps to 3-0, 2Ko’s while Bonilla on a five bout slide drops to 6-10-3, 3Ko’s.
In a four round lightweight pre-lim Hatillo, Puerto Rico’s, 19-year-old, Angel Abdiel Carranza Jimenez notched a slanted 40-35 times three points win over Ponce, Puerto Rico, 36-year-old “mark” Eduardo “El Collo” Melendez. Jimenez moves to 2-0, 1Ko as Melendez winless in his last fourteen sinks to 5-30, 1Ko.
Ring City USA
At RCUSA, we want to offer different perspectives, thoughts, and ideas from a wide variety of writers involved with the sport of boxing. This week, we welcome back David Avila discussing the clash of boxing titans Amanda Serrano (39-1-1, 29 KOs) and Daniela Bermudez (29-3-3,10 KOs). Additionally, we highlight the amazing female boxing trailblazer, Barbara Buttrick and the path she carved out for female boxing.
RCUSA is back this Thursday, March 25th live from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on NBC Sports Network at 9 pm EST or streaming globally on our Twitch channel.