Amanda Serrano Gives Heather Hardy Chance for Redemption
Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) and Real Fight Inc have announced that the rematch between Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano and Heather “The Heat” Hardy will take place on August 5 as the co-main event alongside Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz. At Big Big Weekend, we are excited to see another spectacular performance from the Puerto Rican legend as she will be hoping to make a statement in this fight before moving on to a possible rematch with Katie Taylor if the Irish superstar also comes through her unification bout against Chantelle Cameron on May 20.
Amanda Serrano vs Heather Hardy to Co-main Event Alongside Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz
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Amanda Serrano vs Heather Hardy II
The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas is considered one of the nation’s top arenas, since opening its doors in 2001. It will play host to the August 5 card with Serrano vs Hardy and Paul vs Diaz set to steal the headlines. The Puerto Rican fighter won the WBO featherweight title from Hardy four years ago in a brutal 10-round fight and will put all her belts on the line, in this rematch.
Serrano showed her class and toughness during her defeat against Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden in 2022. The fight was named Sports Illustrated’s Fight of the Year and The Ring’s Event of the Year and was further nominated for Event of the Year by Sports Business Journal.
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Thoughts From Both Fighters
When asked about the upcoming clash with Hardy, the undisputed champion was full of gratitude for the opportunity she received in 2019. “I am the undisputed featherweight champion today because Heather Hardy agreed to fight me in 2019 for her WBO title,” said Serrano. “That was the first step in my current run at featherweight. It’s only right that I give her the opportunity to earn it back. I’m excited to once again share the card with Jake and put on an exciting war. This will be the first time I get to fight in Texas, and I promise the fans that they will not be disappointed.”
When asked about her chance at redemption, the Brooklyn native was full of gratitude and determination. “I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity,” said Hardy. “In 2021, I came back to boxing with a renewed passion for the sport. My late trainer told me, the day before he died, that 2023 would be my year.”
Where You Can Watch Amanda Serrano vs Heather Hardy
You can watch the whole card as it will be distributed globally on pay-per-view by DAZN. You can watch on all major cable, satellite and local PPV providers. Pre-sale tickets for those that have signed up for early access will be available on May 9, while general on-sale will begin on May 11. All tickets can be purchased at https://www.americanairlinescenter.com/events/detail/paul-v-diaz.