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Amanda Serrano defeats Sarah Mahfoud and adds the IBF featherweight title to her loot

Puerto Rican world champion Amanda Serrano added the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-pound scepter to her loot by defeating Danish Sarah


Puerto Rican world champion added the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-pound scepter to her loot by defeating Danish Sarah Mahfoud by unanimous decision on Saturday in the undercard held in Manchester, England, starring the weights heavyweights Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker.

The judges saw the fight in favor of the Puerto Rican 99-92, plus two cards 97-93, to snatch Manhfoud (11-1, 3 knockouts) undefeated, plus the featherweight belt.

Serrano entered the fight as the 126-pound queen of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the International Boxing Organization (IBO). She improved her record to 43-2-1 with 30 knockouts.

It was the first fight for the 33-year-old Serrano since losing the mega-fight by split decision to Katie Taylor in the lightweight (135-pound) division on April 30 at Madison Square Garden, the first fight between female fighters to star on a card in the mecca of sport.

Serrano, seven-time divisional champion, now aims to become the undisputed monarch with a challenge to Mexican Érika Cruz, who is the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion.