Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Battle of the Serrano sisters? It may happen
By Michael Woods
Because the pool of talent is rather shallow, many of the best female fighters in the world find themselves getting frustrated at the lack of viable opponents and enticing matchups to choose from.
The Serrano sisters, Amanda and Cindy, may have found a solution to the woes which face the female fighters: just fight each other.
Amanda Serrano, 25, with a 20-1-1 (15 KOs) record, would likely be the favored hitter when and if such a face off were arranged against big sis Cindy, 31, who sports a 20-5-2 (5 KOs) mark.
When might we see this novel exercise in sibling rivalry gone to the extreme?
"Them fighting each other, that's in talks," said Jordan Maldonado, who trains and manages both. "It seems like it's going to happen."
It may not surprise you to learn the context of this matchmaking: a reality show.
Maldonado said the Serranos have filmed a sizzle reel for a reality series, with the production house which puts out the "World's Dumbest ..." series, which runs on truTV. " He foresees a first season introducing the boxers to the world and leading toward an all-Serrano clash in the second season.
They both campaign as super featherweights, and in fact, Cindy is due to glove up on May 15, against Belinda Laracuente, on a card promoted by Dmitriy Salita.
"That would be the ultimate sibling rivalry!" Salita said about a sisters clash. "Both are excellent boxers. The sisters both have a fierce desire to win. I, however, would take no part in such a match. I imagine their will to fight each other comes from frustration of women's boxing not having a home network to showcase their talents. Women are world class boxers and athletes. The Serrano sisters are prime example of that. I hope they will have a chance to become household names without having to fight each other. The shows I promote feature competitive fights with much on the line, but no blood between brothers or sisters! My May 15th show is a prime example, with Steve Bujaj, at 12-0 fighting Junior Wright, who is 10-0, for the WBC international title. Both are hot prospects putting their 0 at risk, and they are not even distant relatives!"