Seven Division Champion Amanda Serrano further proved her status as a pound for pound entrant with a comfortable 10 round unanimous decision victory over Yamileth Mercado (18-3, 5 KOs) her featherweight title defence on Saturday night on Jake Paul Vs Tyron Woodley Undercard.
Serrano, who totally outclassed a seemingly reluctant Mercado earned a unanimous decision with scores from judges – Stacy Blevins (98-92), Dana DePaolo (99-91) and Jaime Garayua (97-93) as she worked away from victorious from the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland Ohio.
Mercado, the reigning WBC Bantamweight champion failed to win in her adventure at featherweight against a very superior fighter in WBO/WBC featherweight titlist Serrano (41-1-1, 30 KOs), who is now 27 fights unbeaten in a 10 year span.
Watch Amanda Serrano Vs Yamileth Mercado Full Fight Video Highlights
Serrano gave Mercado no space to execute her plan and went after the Bantamweight champion from the opening bell connecting left hooks and right hands clearly dominating the first round. Serrano took that pace into the second and clearly took the round.
Mercado landed a few shots in the third round to keep Serrano away and Serrano too didn’t land effective shots like she did in the first and the second rounds of the fight.
Mercado however fought on the back foot and avoided Serrano’s shots in the fifth but towards the end of the round, Serrano backed her up in the ropes capping an uneventful round.
Serrano connected a big left on Mercado in the seventh round stung out some attention from the Mexican. The eight round saw another uneventful round capped with a 1-2 combination from the Puerto Rican, that shoved Mercado into the ropes.
Serrano kept her game on in the ninth, connected a big right hand then proceeded inside connecting Short shots and ended up opening a cut on Mercado’s left eye. Serrano then battered the blossomed Mercado in the final round connecting right and left hooks as Mercado remained tough and stayed on her feet till the final bell.
Jake Paul Vs Tyron Woodley Full Fight Card Results