Amanda Serrano
via Sala Deportiva

Amanda Serrano made women’s boxing history on Saturday night (April 22), becoming the first became female fighter in to win world titles in five weight divisions.

During the Shawn Porter-Andre Berto undercard at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the 28-year-old fighter earned an eighth-round knockout victory over Dahiana Santana to win a vacant women’s bantamweight belt.

Serrano, a Puerto Rican from Brooklyn, has now won world titles at bantamweight, junior featherweight, featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight. The way she’s won her titles has been unconventional as well, because rather than rise in weight to earn each belt, she has gone down in weight to capture her belts.

“It means everything to me,” an emotional Serrano said after the fight. “We worked so hard. We worked hard for this moment. To be a five-division world champion is amazing. To be the first female and first Puerto Rican is amazing.”

During the fight, Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) dominated, pounding Santana to the body and head. By the fourth round, Santana had swelling over both eyes, prompting ringside docs to nearly stop the fight.

In the eighth round, Serrano had her up against the ropes, landing punch after punch before the referee stepped in and stopped the fight at 1 minute, 14 seconds.

According to CompuBox punch statistics, Serrano connected with 152 of 486 punches (31 percent) and Santana landed only 60 of 293 (20 percent), and most of her shots were wide without much power behind them. Serrano earned $12,000 for her night’s work while Santana made just $6,000.