Pick It: LBC #1 Amanda Serrano vs. LBC #2 Erika Cruz Hernandez (Saturday, DAZN, 8:00 PM EST)

A pair of undisputed showdowns will take place at the Madison Square Garden Theatre with two of the biggest names in women’s boxing in the spotlight. In the main event, 34-year old Amanda Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KO) will put her Ring, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles up against 32-year old WBA titlist Erika Cruz Hernandez (15-1, 3 KO) in a high stakes battle.

LinealBoxingChampion.com (LBC) ranks them 1-2 in the class, and Serrano already holds the Ring title. A lineal champion will be solidified here. In support, 28-year old lineal Jr. lightweight champion Alycia Baumgardner (13-1, 7 KO) will defend her Ring, WBC, IBF, and WBO belts against Parisian Elhem Mekhaled (15-1, 3 KO). The WBA crown will also be on the line meaning one fighter leaves with all the divisional hardware.     

Additional Show to Watch For

Friday - TBRB #2 at 126 Navarrete vs. Wilson (ESPN+, 7:15 PM EST)

28-year old Emanuel Navarrete (36-1, 30 KO) moves up in pursuit of a belt in his third weight class in this Jr. lightweight affair. The vacant WBO belt is on the line and we had some early drama about the scales at the weigh-in Thursday. 26-year old Liam Wilson (11-1, 7 KO) came in light for the affair, and he made accusations that things had been tinkered with. The implication was Navarrete was really heavy though nothing substantiates the accusation. It’s a little extra for a fight flying under the radar this weekend. Arnold Barboza-Jose Pedraza on the undercard will also be worth a look.

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at roldboxing@hotmail.com