Pound-for-pound women’s boxing star Amanda Serrano is no longer calling herself a boxer as she is officially moving on to become a full-time MMA fighter.
In a Twitter post, which can be seen below, Serrano said she he is hanging up her boxing gloves in exchange for MMA gloves and continue competing for the Combate Americas promotion.
So it’s a Rap for my Boxing career I’m going to concentrate on becoming a Full Time MMA Fighter. My company @combateamericas has shown me that this is the sport I should be in permanently. Press release out soon @campbellcombate @loudibella @afromike76 pic.twitter.com/jkeQOGfMz9
— Amanda Serrano (@Serranosisters) October 3, 2018
The 29-year-old Serrano has prior MMA experience as she debuted for Combate Americas earlier this year when she fought Corina Herrera to a draw. Serrano’s next fight as an MMA fighter will take place on October 13 in Tucson, Arizona where she will face off against former Mexican national kickboxing champion Erendira Ordonez.
Serrano is the only woman and Puerto Rican to win a world title in six different weight classes and the third boxer overall to accomplish that feat alongside Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya. Serrano won her sixth title on the undercard of Shawn Porter vs. Danny Garcia in September when she defeated Yamila Esther Reynoso to win the vacant WBO junior welterweight title.
If this is truly the end of Serrano’s boxing career, she retires with a 35-1-1 pro record and with a 21-fight win streak, having never lost a fight since 2012.