Puerto Rican star Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (16-1-1, 11 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY scored a 1st round technical knock out against Lina Milagros Tejada this past Saturday night at the Sosua Bay Grand Casino.
As soon as the bell sounded Tejada tried to quickly make the bout a dogfight, but the former IBF world champion was much more experienced, Serrano's precise counter-punching sent the Dominican to the canvas for a total of three times, Tejada was unable to return to her feet. Time of the stoppage was 1 minute and 20 seconds of the first round.
With the victory Serrano captured the UBF Inter-Continental super featherweight title, she along with her sister Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano now both hold titles in the same division. With the win Serrano gets a world title shot in 2013.
After the bout Serrano made it clear that she is looking forward to a huge 2013, " I am ready for a huge 2013, I am ready for anyone at anytime, I want to thank everyone, all my family, friends, fans, my team and the UBF for this opportunity" stated the hard hitting champion.
"Amanda is now in line for our world title, she demonstrated that she is indeed one of the best fighters in the world, we are pleased to have her hold our championship title" said the UBF's Richard Spilotro.