The Serrano versus Ramos fight will be “the first ever women’s unified championship bout with the same rules as a men’s championship,” according to Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), which described the fight as “another historic step on its mission to advance women in boxing to be treated equal to their male peers.”
Amanda Serrano (The Real Deal), 35, is a Puerto Rican professional boxer from Carolina. Serrano (45-2-1, 30 KOs) will compete to defend her Ring featherweight championship against mandatory WBO opponent Danila Ramos (12-2, 1 KO) at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, October 27.
“Danila Ramos may be my WBO mandatory challenger, but when we step in the ring, she will understand exactly why I am the undisputed featherweight champion,” said Serrano in media reports.
“But 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,” added Serrano.
On August 28, the WBO mandated Ramos as Serrano’s obligatory challenger for the featherweight world title.
When it comes to demonstrating to the world that the rules of elite boxing should be the same for men and women, she feels the same way and wants the same thing as Serrano does.
“Fighting Amanda Serrano for 12 three-minute rounds for a unified championship is set to break the barriers that we women have been looking to do for many years,” said Danila Ramos in media reports.
“We will go down in history and in the books, it will be a fight of two women warriors! I am preparing like never before for this fight and will proudly represent Brazil as we battle in Orlando, Florida and I look to bring all the belts home,” Ramos added.