Amanda Serrano has vacated her WBC title because of Inequality concerns

Amanda Serrano publicly announced that she's vacating her WBC belt.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Amanda Serrano has vacated her WBC title because of Inequality concerns
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Amando Serrano has the heart of a lion; she is the true reflection of women empowerment. Serrano seems to have no tolerance for inequality, and as a result, she has decided to vacate her WBC belt because the sanctioning body refuses to accustom to men's rules for female boxing (3min x 12 rounds).

Amanda Serrano’s last fight was a historical event; it was marked as the first female boxing match that was scheduled for 12 3-minute rounds. Serrano will only entertain fights and participate in events where the rules are the same as they are for men.

Amanda Serrano’s Instagram post

Amanda Serrano made her decision official through an Instagram post. “I love boxing. I have given my life to this sport. No phone, no boyfriend, no parties. Just boxing. I am the only boxer, male or female, from Puerto Rico to become undisputed champion.

I am the only female boxer to have won titles in 7 divisions. I am the first female boxer, along with Katie to headline Madison Sqaure Garden. I am the first female boxer to make 7 figures from a fight and the same from sponsors.

And I am the first undisputed female champion to fight 12x3 minute rounds. Moving forward if a sanctioning body doesn’t want to give me and my fellow fighters the choice to fight the same as the men, then I will not be fighting for that sanctioning body.

The WBC has refused to evolve the sport for equality. So I am relinquishing their title. Thank You to the sanctioning bodies who have evolved for Equality! If you want to face me in the ring, you have a choice. I’ve made mine.

Thank you to all of my fellow fighters who have stood with me. Thank you to my team. Thank you to my fans. And above all, thank you God. I’m blessed”.

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