Promoter Lou DiBella is at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 16th with a huge card headlined by the Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka bout for the WBC World Heavyweight title. The card is set for 10 fights in all, and one of the co-feature bouts sees Brooklyn's own Amanda Serrano vying for the vacant WBO World Female Featherweight title as she faces Helen Joseph.
Serrano is (26-1-1) and she has held world titles at Lightweight Super Featherweight and Featherweight. Serrano has won 12 fights in a row since taking the only loss of her career, to Swede Frida Wallberg in Sweden with the WBC World Super Featherweight title on the line back in April of 2012.
Serrano is coming off a strong 2015 campaign that saw her go (4-0) for the year, so she is streaking heading into this title fight with Joseph.
Joseph is (12-3-1) overall, but she has had a high level of competition and has fought twice for world titles. The losses and draw on her record all saw Joseph go the distance in hostile territory, as she has never been stopped. Serrano, with 19 Kos in her 26 victories, will be looking to do just that.
Could 2016 be the year women's boxing breaks out? David Avila of The Sweet Science has ranked Serrano as the #8 pound for pound woman?s fighter in the world, and come January 16th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Serrano will be looking to improve on that ranking while going for yet another world title.