Amanda Serrano is set to defend her WBO, WBA and IBF World Featherweight titles against Danila Ramos on October 27 in Orlando, Florida.
The bout is unique in that it will be the ‘first ever women’s unified title defence’ contested over 12 three-minute rounds – with the standard for the female side of the sport being 10×2.
Serrano (45-2-1, 30 KOs) bounced back from a lightweight loss to Katie Taylor by putting her two belts on the line against Sarah Mafoud, adding the IBF strap to her collection. She would then win the WBA from Erika Cruz Hernandez in her next bout, and defend the undisputed status against Heather Hardy in August of this year.
As per a press release from Most Valuable Promotions, she said the DAZN-broadcast fight was to prove how incredible women’s boxing is.
“This fight is about more than some belts. We have faced a long and hard battle, united as women, to achieve the same pay, respect, and recognition in boxing.
Together, on Friday, October 27th, we will make history and prove to the world once again, how incredible women’s boxing is and that we are just as tough, dynamic, and capable as any man in the ring, if not more so. This is a fight for women everywhere to be treated the same as their male counterparts.”
Serrano previously called for her bout with Taylor to make the switch to longer rounds – something that didn’t happen.
The WBC title will not been on the line and has notably been left out of the promotional materials, with the fight billed as unified rather than undisputed.
That sanctioning body has previously remained staunch against allowing three minute rounds for female fighters until there is medical evidence to support the change.