Amanda Serrano Is The Boxing Writers Association Of America's 2021 Female Fighter Of The Year
The Women’s Boxing Committee of the Boxing Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano has been named the winner of the Christy Martin Award as the Female Fighter of the Year for 2021.
"It's an amazing honor to be rewarded for your hard work," said Serrano. "Winning this award adds to a wonderful year in which I won over 11 Fighter of the Year awards from several entities and coming from the BWAA and the award being accompanied by the name Christy Martin is the icing on the cake. I'm pinching myself to see if it's real or a dream."
Also receiving votes for the award, which was launched in 2017, were Seniesa Estrada and Jessica McCaskill. Previous winners are Taylor, Claressa Shields and Cecilia Braekhus
A seven-division world champion hailing from Puerto Rico and fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, the 33-year-old Serrano is one of the sport’s most potent punchers and a longtime member of the pound-for-pound list. Owner of a 42-1-1 (30 KOs) record, Serrano maintained her place among the best in the sport in 2021 with a ninth-round knockout of Bermudez and decision wins over Yamileth Mercado and Miriam Gutierrez that put the featherweight world champion in line to face Taylor in the first women’s bout to headline the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“Diehard boxing fans have known of Amanda Serrano for years, but in 2020, the rest of the world got on the bandwagon thanks to three big wins, including a Knockout of the Year candidate against fellow pound-for-pound list member Daniela Bermudez,” said BWAA Women’s Boxing Committee Chairman Thomas Gerbasi. “It’s an exciting time for women’s boxing, and it got more exciting knowing that Serrano will be facing two-time Christy Martin Award winner, Katie Taylor, in a Madison Square Garden main event on April 30.”