By Vladimir Lik
Amanda Serrrano (36-1-1, 26 KOs) scored a first round knockout of Eva Voraberger (24-6, 11 KOs) on the Demetrius Andrade-Artur Akavov undercard to capture the vacant WBO super-flyweight world championship at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The official time of the stoppage was only 35 seconds of the opening round.
The 30-year-old Serrano had to cut down to 115 pounds from her last appearance at 140 pounds to fight the Australian Voraberger who herself needed to drop from her usual weight of 118 pounds.
Serrano rehydrated up to be the much larger woman in the ring and completely overpowered Voraberger with power shots upstairs setting up a perfectly-placed right hook to the body that floored Voraberger and her wither in pain with no attempt to try to beat the count.
Serrano looked as sharp as ever and the drastic cut in weight did little to stop her from imposing her will and power over the defenseless Voraberger. Promoter Lou DiBella told the media at ringside he believes Voraberger is on her way to the hospital with a broken rib as she was unable to breathe properly.
Serrano has now won titles at 115, 118, 122, 126, 130, 135 and 140. Following the bout Serrano said she will plan to win a win a world title in an astounding eight weight class tying Manny Pacquiao. The plan for Matchroom Boxing will be to pit Serrano against Katie Taylor at some point in 2019.