Fighting Erika Cruz for undisputed featherweight gold means everything to Amanda Serrano. “The Real Deal” is ready to make history inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater on February 4.
Serrano, a seven-division champion, beat Heather Hardy in 2019 for the WBO and WBC featherweight titles. She knocked out Daniela Romina Bermudez in 2021 for the IBO title and beat Sarah Mahfoud for the IBF and The Ring belts in 2022. If she beats WBA champion Cruz, she would become Puerto Rico’s first undisputed champion, male or female.
Already a Guinness World Record holder in women’s boxing, Serrano has never been an undisputed champion. While initially not giving it much thought, the 34-year-old wants to join in on the the recent trend other boxers like Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields have experienced.
“It wasn’t always a dream of ours, or the team, it wasn’t always the main goal to become undisputed champion,” Serrano told ESPN. “I was satisfied just being the WBO champion at featherweight, but now, that’s the era.
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“Everybody is doing it, so I said, ‘You know what, I want to become part of that.’”
In her way is a determined Cruz. A silver medalist in the 2011 Pan American Games, Cruz lost the second bout of her career and has won 14 in a row since. In 2021, she beat Jelena Mrdjenovich for the WBA featherweight title and has defended it twice. Her last bout was a rematch against Mrdjenovich in September, where Cruz won via unanimous decision.
To watch Serrano vs. Cruz, you must watch it via DAZN.
What is DAZN?
Founded in 2015, DAZN is a global over-the-top sports subscription streaming service.
DAZN launched in the U.S. in 2018 and came to an agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Several fighters have competed under the DAZN/Matchroom brand, including Anthony Joshua, Katie Taylor, Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs, Canelo Alvarez, and Serrano. Big fights have been on DAZN, including Canelo vs. GGG, Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr., and Taylor vs. Serrano.
Recently, DAZN teamed up with KSI’s Misfits Boxing to create the MF & DAZN: X Series. The new format featuring Youtubers and influencers “showcases the biggest global names in entertainment, sports, and lifestyle competing against one another.”
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Serrano has produced a few career-highlight moments on DAZN. History is ready to be made once again on the platform.
“What a way to kick off our US boxing schedule with two blockbuster undisputed fights at the Garden! We are incredibly excited to be working with Amanda, Jake, Nakisa, and the MVP team once again, and to have one of the best around, Alycia Baumgardner, back on DAZN. Both are truly exceptional fighters. Watch this brilliant fight night, live worldwide on DAZN”, said DAZN North America CEO Joe Markowski.
You can use DAZN on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire tablet, Playstation, Xbox, and Google Chromecast.
When is Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz?
- Date: Saturday, February 4 | Sunday, February 5
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 11:15 p.m. ET | 4:15 a.m. BST | 3:15 p.m. AEDT
Serrano vs. Cruz takes place on February 4. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. Serrano and Cruz should make their way to the ring around 11:15 p.m. ET | 4:15 a.m. BST | 3:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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How to watch Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. Feb 4||DAZN|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Feb 5||DAZN|
|Australia||Sun. Feb 5||DAZN|
In the U.S., U.K., and Australia, Serrano vs. Cruz will air on DAZN.
Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz price: How much does the fight cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $24.99 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
- DAZN annual subscription: $149.99, $199.99 in Canada
To watch Serrano vs. Cruz, you can either pay for a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or an annual subscription ($149.99). In Canada, a DAZN monthly subscription is $24.99, while an annual subscription is $199.99.
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Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz fight card
- Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Erika Cruz (c) for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO featherweight titles
- Alycia Baumgardner (c) vs. Elhem Mekhaled for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO super-featherweight titles
- Richardson Hitchins vs. John Bauza for the IBF North American and USWBC junior-welterweight titles
- Cletus Seldin (c) vs. Reshat Mati for the WBA NABA super-lightweight title
- Skye Nicolson vs. Tania Alvarez for the WBC Silver featherweight title
- Ramla Ali vs. Avril Mathie for the IBF Intercontinental super-bantamweight title
- Shadasia Green vs. Elin Cederroos for the WBC Silver super-middleweight title
- Aaron Aponte vs. Joshua David Rivera; Super-lightweights
- Harley Mederos vs. Julio Madera; Lightweights