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Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz fight date, time, card & price for 2023 women’s boxing title

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After losing boxing’s Fight of the Year against Katie Taylor for lightweight gold, Amanda Serrano heads back to Madison Square Garden. 

Serrano, the WBC, WBO, IBO, IBF, and The Ring featherweight champion, faces WBA champion Erika Cruz for the status of undisputed champion on February 4. 

Serrano is a seven-division world champion, having held gold in the super-featherweight, junior-featherweight, featherweight, lightweight, bantamweight, light-welterweight, and junior-bantamweight divisions. She had her 28-fight win streak snapped against Taylor for the undisputed lightweight titles in April. 

With a rematch with Taylor on the table, Serrano is looking to make history of her own before avenging only the second loss of her career. 

MORE: Join DAZN to watch Serrano vs. Cruz

“This is a pivotal moment, not just for me and my own career but for my home island of Puerto Rico,” said Serrano. “Earning the opportunity to be an undisputed lineal champion is something most fighters only dream about, but becoming the first boxer from Puerto Rico to be an undisputed champion would make it even more special.”

Cruz made her pro debut in 2016. A silver medalist in the 2011 Pan American Games, Cruz lost the second bout of her career and has won 14 in a row since. In 2021, she beat Jelena Mrdjenovich for the WBA featherweight title after the latter couldn’t continue due to a head clash. 

Cruz defended the title twice, her last bout a rematch against Mrdjenovich in September.

“I am grateful that this opportunity was finally given to me after many years of work,” said Cruz. “I have always gone against everything, but God is on my side, and he has given me the strength to achieve my goals. It’s time to make history and give Mexico its first unified champion at 126 pounds.”

The co-main event will be WBC, IBO, WBO, IBF, and The Ring super-featherweight champion Alycia Baumgardner defending her titles against Elhem Mekhaled. Also on the line will be the WBA title after Choi Hyun-mi was named Champion in Recess. 

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Here is a complete guide for Serrano vs. Cruz, including the start time, fight card, price, betting odds, and more.

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When is Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz? 

  • Date: Saturday, January 4 | Sunday, January 5
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
  • Main event: 11:15 p.m. ET | 4:15 a.m. BST | 3:15 p.m. AEDT

Serrano vs. Cruz takes place on January 4. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. Serrano and Cruz should make their way to the ring around 11:15 p.m. ET | 4:15 a.m. BST | 3:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. Jan 4 DAZN
United Kingdom Sun. Jan 5 DAZN
Australia Sun. Jan 5 TBA

In the U.S. and the U.K., Serrano vs. Cruz will air on DAZN. 

MORE: Join DAZN to watch Serrano vs. Cruz

Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz price: How much does the fight cost? 

  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $24.99 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
  • DAZN annual subscription: $149.99, $199.99 in Canada

To watch Serrano vs. Cruz, you can either pay for a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or an annual subscription ($149.99). In Canada, a DAZN monthly subscription is $24.99, while an annual subscription is $199.99. 

Where is Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz?

Serrano and Cruz will face off inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. The arena can hold up to 5,600 people. 

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How much do tickets for Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz cost? 

Tickets for Serrano vs. Cruz start at $46, per TicketSmarter. 

Prices then range from $50, $60, $70, $80, $90, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $600, and $708. 

Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz betting odds

Per BetMGM, Amanda Serrano is the -450 favorite, while Erika Cruz is the +350 underdog. 

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Amanda Serrano is the -714 favorite, while Erika Cruz is the +400 underdog. 

Per BetMGM, Alycia Baumgardner is the -800 favorite, while Elhem Mekhaled is the +550 underdog. 

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Alycia Baumgardner is the -717 favorite, while Elhem Mekhaled is the +401 underdog. 

Amanda Serrano record, bio 

  • Nationality: Puerto Rican
  • Born: October 9, 1988
  • Height: 5-5 1/2
  • Reach: 65.5 inches
  • Total fights: 46
  • Record: 43-2-1 with 30 wins via knockout

Erika Cruz record, bio

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: May 3, 1990
  • Height: 5-6
  • Reach: 64 inches
  • Total fights: 16
  • Record: 15-1 with three wins via knockout

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Alycia Baumgardner record, bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: May 24, 1994
  • Height: 5-6
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 14
  • Record: 13-1 with seven wins via knockout

Elhem Mekhaled record, bio

  • Nationality: French
  • Born: February 7, 1991
  • Height: 5-9
  • Reach: 69 inches
  • Total fights: 16
  • Record: 15-1 with three wins via knockout

Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz fight card

  • Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Erika Cruz (c) for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO featherweight titles
  • Alycia Baumgardner (c) vs. Elhem Mekhaled for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO super-featherweight titles
  • Richardson Hitchins vs. John Bauza for the IBF North American and USWBC junior-welterweight titles
  • Cletus Seldin (c) vs. Reshat Mati for the WBA NABA super-lightweight title
  • Skye Nicolson vs. Tania Alvarez for the WBC Silver featherweight title
  • Ramla Ali vs. Avril Mathie for the IBF Intercontinental super-bantamweight title
  • Shadasia Green vs. Elin Cederroos for the WBC Silver super-middleweight title
  • Aaron Aponte vs. Joshua David Rivera; Super-lightweights
  • Harley Mederos vs. Julio Madera; Lightweights

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