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Amanda Serrano plans December 17th return, 2021 unification

Serrano has not fought since January

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Seven-division champion Amanda Serrano hasn’t seen action since January, but she’s looking to squeeze one more fight in by year’s end. “The Real Deal” tells Twitter that she’ll lace up the gloves on December 17th in a “stay active fight” before pursuing undisputed featherweight gold in 2021.

After running over Simone Aparecida Da Silva on the JoJo Diaz-Tevin Farmer undercard, Serrano (38-1-1, 28 KO) geared up to face Katie Taylor in a May 2nd megafight. Then came COVID, and when Matchroom attempted to re-book it, things went haywire. Serrano withdrew from the fight over her reduced purse, leading to a public spat between Serrano, promoter Lou DiBella, and Eddie Hearn.

Taylor went on to rematch Delfine Persoon instead, while Serrano has mostly laid low.

Serrano’s two named targets for next year are WBC/WBA champ Jelena Mrdjenovich (40-10-2, 19 KO) and IBF champ Sarah Mahfoud. Mrdjenovich will make her first appearance of 2020 on NBC Sports’ December 17th Charles Conwell-Madiyar Ashkeyev card. Putting Serrano on there could be a good way to set up the unification.

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