A great rivalry can make a difference in boxing. One of the most celebrated rivalries in the sport is Mexico vs. Puerto Rico. Some of the top boxers have faced one another for titles. Pride is always on the line.
Bouts created from the rivalry include Salvador Sanchez vs. Wilfredo Gomez, Felix Trinidad vs. Fernando Vargas, Wilfredo Gomez vs. Lupe Pintor, and Canelo Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto. Amanda Serrano (Puerto Rico) and Erika Cruz (Mexico) will look to add to the rivalry when they face off on February 4.
Serrano and Cruz will fight inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater for the status of undisputed featherweight champion.
If Serrano beats Cruz, she would be the first Puerto Rican fighter, male or female, to become undisputed. That would add to the rivalry. Even with 30 wins via knockout, Serrano faces a tough challenge in Cruz. While she only has three wins via knockout, Cruz's boxing skills have been praised by many.
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"It would be an honor for me and my island. I have dedicated myself to fighting for women and the Latino community, but especially for Puerto Rico… Erika's style is forward. I like it, I love that,” Serrano told ESPN Digital via ESPN Deportes. “I have the same style, but my power is higher. She doesn't know what my punches will feel like. But I love the give and take. The best thing is to be able to beat a Mexican, due to the PR-Mexico rivalry. I can't ask for more.”
Cruz has held gold since 2021, while Serrano a seven-division champion, first picked up featherweight gold in 2019. Primarily fighting in Mexico, this will be Cruz's second-ever fight in New York. While there have been undisputed champions from Mexico, she is looking to be the first to do it for women.
"At this very important moment, I'm going to fight a legend like Amanda Serrano. It's something very exciting to me because I'm about to become the first Mexican unified champion," Cruz told Matchroom Boxing. "I know that I’m up against a tough opponent. I can’t say that it’s going to be easy. But I would like to win. I want to become undisputed champion in all divisions. I know how strong Amanda is, but so am I.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the Serrano vs. Cruz boxing match, including the channel, how much it costs, and more.
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How to watch Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. Feb 4||DAZN|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Feb 5||DAZN|
|Australia||Sun. Feb 5||DAZN|
In the U.S., U.K., and Australia, Serrano vs. Cruz will air on DAZN.
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., 13.99 AUD
- 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.
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When is Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz?
- Date: Saturday, February 4 | Sunday, February 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 February 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.
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