Amanda Serrano Vacates WBC Title

Undisputed Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano has vacated her WBC title.

Serrano took to Instagram earlier today to explain her decision to vacate the title was down to the WBC refusing to sanction 3 minute rounds for female boxers.

Amanda Serrano competed against Danila Ramos in 12×3 minute rounds sanction by the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO, but the WBC refused to sanction the contest.

Amanda Serrano was due to face the interim WBC champion Skye Nicolson, but that bout doesn’t appear likely as Nicolson no longer holds the right to challenge Serrano.

You can read the full statement from Amanda Serrano below:

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 12×3 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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