By Fernando Gaztambide
On Friday, January 18 at the Hulu Theater located at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Puerto Rico's Amanda 'The Real Deal' Serrano (35- 1-1, 26 KOs) will face the interim world champion of the World Boxing Council at 118 pounds, Eva Voraberger (24-5 11KOs) of Austria - and their contest is scheduled for the vacant world title of the World Boxing Organization at 115-pounds.
In victory, she will become the first woman to win world titles in seven weight classes in professional boxing. Serrano has won world titles at 118, 122, 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds
The fight will be broadcast live by streaming service DAZN in the United States and Puerto Rico. In the United Kingdom it will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
"I'm super excited to be able to make history together with the biggest and best platform there is right now, that is DAZN," said Serrano, "Being part of the best makes you want to level up and we will do it together."
"My opponent is a 118-pound world champion and will go down to 115 pounds to face me and I respect her a lot because the one that was champion, Raja Amasheh, walked away and left the title vacant to not fight with me. On January 18, I'll come looking for the knockout and to leave with an explosive victory on behalf of my beautiful island of Puerto Rico. We will make history together!
"There is no doubt that Amanda Serrano is the best pound-for-pound fighter in women's boxing and one of the most successful fighters in the sport, regardless of gender. In fighting for a championship in her seventh weight category, Amanda is again Showing his desire to pursue greatness, thanks to DAZN and Eddie Hearn for believing in Amanda's talent and providing her with this platform, " said Amanda's promoter, Lou DiBella.
The main event of the card will feature WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade defending his belt against Artur Akavov.