Just days ahead of their WBO featherweight championship showdown this Friday night, September 13th, the stakes have risen for Brooklyn rivals, Heather "The Heat" Hardy (22-0, 4 KOs) and Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (36-1-1, 27 KOs). Hardy will be the defending champion but Serrano (pictured) has the greater career resume. The two biggest New York City female boxing stars will vie in a turf battle to be crowned "Queen of Brooklyn" with a specially made title belt awarded to the winner. Also, in addition to Hardy's WBO world title, the interim WBC featherweight World Title will now be at stake as well. The ten-round bout will be held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and telecast on DAZN.
"Brooklynites Heather Hardy and Amanda Serrano are the two biggest female boxing stars in New York City and their world championship clash on Friday night will feature tremendous action," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Heather will be defending her WBO featherweight world title and the interim WBC world title has now been added to the pot as well. The winner will also be honored with a special 'Queen of Brooklyn' championship belt. With each of their very large and passionate fan bases in the building, the atmosphere inside Hulu Theater at the Garden will be electric. The ladies have stolen this promotion; I won't be surprised when they steal the show."
Hardy captured the WBO title with a ten-round unanimous decision victory in a rematch against Shelly Vincent on October 27, 2018, at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
A record-setting seven weight division world champion, Serrano returns to the same venue following her first-round knockout of Eva Voraberger on January 19, for the WBO super flyweight title. The bout was also telecast on DAZN.