(JULY 9) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO –
Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, world champion in five weights,
will have a new opponent for the defense of her WBO 122-pound
title on Friday, July 21, in the start of the series “Viernes de
Campeones en Metro Boxing Nights Casino” presented by PR Best
Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), at the San Juan Ballroom of the
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Serrano (32-1-1, 24 KOs), the
only woman and Puerto Rican to be world champion in five
divisions, will defend for the second time her WBO super
bantamweight belt against the Hungarian Edina Kiss (13-4, 7
KOs), a known opponent as the Puerto Rican beat her in April
2016 also on the Island.
“We already have Amanda’s rival eventually and it’s Edina Kiss,
who fought Amanda in Puerto Rico last year when she only had
seven fights and Amanda won, but the lady has been quite active
and has a good record and several title fights against good
opponents who lost by decision,” said Peter Rivera, PRBBP
In just her eighth fight, Kiss came to Puerto Rico to fight
Serrano in April of 2016 and fell by TKO in four rounds, but
after that fight she has fought 10 times and in three of these
by regional belts at 122 pounds in Australia and the United
States, where she lost on points to good boxers like Shannon
O’Connell and Heather Hardy.
The rest of the show features Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-5, 16
KOs), facing Costa Rican Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs) for
the WBO Latino title at 130 pounds to 10 rounds; Jeyvier Cintrón
(1-0), the only Puerto Rican boxer who has participated in two
Olympic Games (2012 and 2016), against Mexican Antonio Rodriguez
(4-2) in four rounds and 118 pounds in his debut in Puerto Rico,
and three-time Olympian from Brazil, Robson Conceicao (3-0, 2
KOs), the only Brazilian boxer with a gold medal in Olympic
Games, facing Mexican Jesús Serrano (16-4-2 , 11 KOs) in an
eight rounds and 130 pounds bout.
More details of the rest of the show soon.