All three judges scored the bout 97–93. Gaines recovered in round 3 and launched a comeback in the next two rounds as Serrano appeared to tire. On July 11, 2004 at Cedar Beach in Allentown, Pennsylvania, CindyKO'd Susan Nance of Gore ,Oklahoma at 1:05 in the first round. Instead she had a pained and concerned look on her face as well as a badly swollen left cheek. The hard hitting Serrano came out strong in round 1 with one power punch after another. , After an eight-round split decision (SD) victory in a non-title fight against Edina Kiss in October 2017, Serrano moved up to lightweight to challenge former Olympic gold medalist and reigning unified WBA and IBF female champion Katie Taylor. After a few weeks' trainer her first three-round sparring session with a more experienced partner was an eye-opener. Serrano, on the other hand looked very calm and composed, she was definitely prepared for this bout and rushed nothing in the opening round. Serrano's fans went wild, thinking the fight was over, but Gaines answered the eight-count and survived to battle on. Serrano moved back and took her time counter punched Luna effectively with solid straight right and left hands. Maldonado says "after I saw her kick that girl's (butt) after only her second time in the ring I knew she had something special inside. The crowd was chanting Cindy! Luna was still slipping punches well and landing solid right hands.
, She suffered two more UD defeats in 2018—against former world champions Layla McCarter and Jessica Rakoczy in January and April respectively—before a three-year spell out of the ring. On July 11, 2004 at Cedar Beach in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cindy. Looking for some great streaming picks?
She weighed in at 130 lbs and won a unanimous 40-36 decision over fellow pro debuter Kathy Rodriguez (5'4", 129 lbs) of Brooklyn, New York. 5'6" Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano was born in Puerto Rico on May 8, 1982. So we take a negative and make it a positive. Gaines out-boxed Serrano for those rounds, and showed she was in better condition, but was unable to close the gap on the scorecards. On June 12, 2004 at the Cedarbridge Athletic Association Grounds in Hamilton, Bremuda, Cindy (129 lbs) won a four-round split (39-38 Witherspoon; 39-38 Serrano; 40-37 Serrano) decision over Shakurah Witherspoon (128½ lbs) of Pennsylvania. Cindy also landed impressive counter left hooks to Luna’s head and body. The bout ended in a split draw, with one judge scoring the bout 96–94 in favour of Serrano, another judge scoring it 98–92 for Luna, while the third judge scored it even at 95–95. Like many beginners, Serrano started boxing to get in shape and lose some weight. , Serrano's next fight came four months later, facing WIBA and WBF female welterweight champion Anne Sophie Mathis, with the vacant WIBF title also up for grabs, on October 1 at the Salle Mermoz in Yutz, France. On July 7, 2004 at the Mountaineer Racetrack in Chester, West Virginia Cindy won by a TKO at 1:35 in the first round over Philadelphia's Wanda Satterthwaite, who fell to 0-5.
She made her pro debut on September 12, 2003 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Slots in Dover, Delaware.
Find out more about cookies Once pinned on the ropes Serrano was unable to effectively counter like she had been doing through out the bout. On May 7, 2005 at the Crown Plaza in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cindy (127 lbs) won by a second-round TKO over Corie Raw (131½ lbs) of Philadelphia who fell to 1-2-0.
Katie Taylor successfully defended her world titles with a unanimous points victory over Cindy Serrano in Boston. The crowd was no longer chanting Cindy! This allowed Luna to finally get Serrano pinned on the ropes where she was able to land harder punches. On December 4, 2003 at the Days Inn in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cindy (126 lbs) TKO'd Shannon Birmingham (5'7", 122 lbs) of Hamilton, Alabama at 0:59 in the first round. What was very impressive from both women was the constant body work throughout the match. Before boxing professionally, Serrano trained for one year and had amateur experience that included winning the 2003 Empire State Games Tournament. ", "Rounds six through eight followed the same pattern as Luna’s punches were starting to get through. , After compiling a record of 12–0 (7 KOs) she faced Rhonda Luna for the vacant WIBA featherweight title on December 10, 2005, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Rodriguez fell to 0-2.
Serrano made her professional debut on September 12, 2003, scoring a four-round unanimous decision (UD) victory against Kathy Rodriguez at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware. On October 15, 2005 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cindy (126 lbs) won by a first-round TKO over Luisa Maria Romero (126 lbs) of the Dominican Republic for the WIBA FedaLatina Featherweight title. Her younger sister, Amanda, is also a professional boxer. They were not just head hunting but were cognizant of the fact that they had to work the body in order to slow each other down. We would try to get other girls to spar with us but nobody wanted to work with us. Both women were definitely going for the knockout and very little defense was shown in this round.  With the win, Serrano and her younger sister, Amanda, became the first sisters to hold major world titles at the same time. Cindy Serrano is an actress, known for Fight Valley (2016), American Latino TV (2004) and Harry (2016). , She made one successful defence of her WBO title, defeating Paola Torres via UD on May 13, 2017, at the Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.
On August 20, 2005 in Costanza, Dominican Republic, Cindy (126 lbs) won a six-round unanimous decision over Angela Garcia (127 lbs) of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic who fell to 1-6-0. However she did not look like the aggressor and this is what could have cost her rounds on the judges score cards. On April 8, 2005 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, New Jersey,Cindy (122 lbs)won a six round unanimous (59-53,58-53,59-51) decision over Sharon Gaines (122 lbs) of Kansas City, Missouri. However, Serrano stood in there and traded with Luna and landed devastating straight rights and left hooks to Luna’s head but it looked like it was not having any effect on Luna because she kept moving forward and kept pressing the action. Serrano suffered the first defeat of her career, losing via eight-round UD with all three judges scoring the bout 79–73. Luna kept the pressure on Serrano and also landed solid combinations to the body however she was unable to land clean punches to the head.
and by the end of the fourth round Luna had significant swelling under her right eye and it looked as though it would only be a matter of time before the eye closed. Serrano blocked many of Luna’s best punches and countered with her own hard punches. According to ringsiders this was a very tough bout with Shakurah utilizing her ring experience to survive and not get KO'd, and Serrano mixing combinations to her head and body. She fell to 1-6-1 with the loss. This allowed Luna to finally get Serrano pinned on the ropes where she was able to land harder punches. She returned to action in June 2011, fighting to a split draw against Oxandia Castillo. According to WBAN correspondent Rick McLean, who said this was the best women’s match he had ever seen, "Round one started out fast and furious with Luna moving straight ahead at Serrano looking to land bombs early on. Birmingham fell to 2-3 (1 KO) with the loss. Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano, boxes out of Brooklyn, New York. She also challenged for the WIBA featherweight title in 2005; the WIBA and WIBF welterweight titles in 2011; and the unified WBA and IBF female lightweight titles in 2018. On December 10, 2005, at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York Cindy (125¾ lbs) fought Rhonda Luna (125¼ lbs) of Ontario, California to a ten-round split draw (96-94 Serrano, 98-92 Luna, 95-95) for the vacant WIBA World Featherweight title. Cindy Serrano, Actress: 6 Rounds of Chloë. Cindy Serrano (born May 8, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer who held the WBO female featherweight title from 2016 to 2017.
Serrano does have a lot of power and she threw a lot of punches in the first two rounds. I think the fact that she trains with men inspires her to push herself more in the gym.". Serrano suffered the fourth defeat of her career, losing via shutout UD with all three judges scoring the bout 100–90. By round 9, Serrano no longer had a cocky and confident look on her face. Cindy moved her head well, snapped out very nice jabs and went downstairs to the body well. The fight had been scheduled for four rounds. , "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Kathy Rodriguez", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Melissa Fiorentino", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Layla McCarter", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Jessica Rakoczy", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Oxandia Castillo", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Diana Dominguez I", "BoxRec: Cindy Serrano vs. Diana Dominguez II", "Alfredo Santiago Shocks Jayson Velez With Majority Nod Win", "Boxing star's sister once beat her up to discourage her from the sport", "Serrano Retains WBO Belt: Cotto Wins, Rivera Shocks Lopez", "Katie Taylor Dominates Cindy Serrano, Wins All 10 Rounds", "Katie Taylor dominates Cindy Serrano to retain titles with flawless performance in Boston", "Katie Taylor dominates Cindy Serrano to retain titles", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cindy_Serrano&oldid=980442984, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 15:17. Rhonda Luna is now 10-0-1 (1 KO) while Cindy Serrano is 12-0-1 (7 KO's).
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