In 2019, Serrano won a tough unanimous-decision victory against Hardy to get the WBO featherweight belt. And both fighters arrive into the bout in good form.
Serrano has won her last two fights since her split-decision defeat to Katie Taylor. And victory over Hardy would put her in good stead to take on Taylor in the rematch that will most likely take place in Ireland.
Much in the same way, Hardy (24-2, 1) has emerged victorious in her last two fights, including wins over Calista Silgado (unanimous decision) and a majority-decision win against Taynna Cardoso.
And by the looks of it, both fighters are prime and ready.
“I am the undisputed featherweight champion today because Heather Hardy agreed to fight me in 2019 for her WBO title. That was the first step in my current run at featherweight.
“It’s only right that I give her the opportunity to earn it back. I’m excited to once again share the card with Jake and put on an exciting war,” Serrano
“I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity. In 2021, I came back to boxing with a renewed passion for the sport. My late trainer told me, the day before he died, that 2023 would be my year.
“Now, I have the opportunity to prove him right and become an undisputed champion. Thank you to Amanda and team for keeping their word on giving me the rematch, but come fight night, I only have winning on my mind and stealing the show from Jake Paul and Nate Diaz,” Hardy