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Amanda Serrano To Defend Titles Against Nina Meinke On March 2 In Puerto Rico

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DALLAS, TEXAS - AUGUST 05: Amanda Serrano faces off against Heather Hardy during the third round of their fight at the American Airlines Center on August 05, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

Unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano is set to defend her three world titles against IBF mandatory Nina Meinke in her home country of Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for March 2 next year at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan.

The 12-round, 3-minute format, initially introduced for women’s boxing during Amanda Serrano’s (46-2-1, 30 KO’s) last fight against Danila Ramos (12-3-1, 1 KO’s) in October, will once again be in play for this title match.

Nina Meinke (18-3, 4 KO’s), a top contender on all relevant ranking boards, poses a significant challenge for Serrano. As the IBF mandatory, Meinke solidifies her status as a deserving challenger, having been one of the most active female featherweights since 2022. She has successfully navigated tough tests against fighters such as Laura Ledezma (14-2-1, 7 KO’s) over the past two years.

Amanda Serrano will be without her WBC title, which she vacated due to the sanctioning body’s refusal to permit women to fight in 12-round, 3-minute matches.

The March 2 fight card will feature notorious American cruiserweight prospect Jake Paul (8-1, 5 KO’s), set to face an opponent yet to be named. Paul last fought a week ago on December 15 where he recorded a first-round knockout victory over fellow American Andre August (10-2-1, 5 KO’s).

Additionally, Puerto Rican WBO junior flyweight champion Jonathan Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KO’s) will contribute to the event, with his future opponent also to be announced soon.