Amanda Serrano overpowered an overmatched Kerri Hill in a
scheduled six round bout featured on a nine bout boxing card
promoted by New Legend Boxing and Old World Boxing in
conjunction with W.O.N. Promotions before a raucous, sell-out
crowd of New York boxing fans at Resorts World Casino, in the
borough of Queens.
The bout, the seventh contest of the evening, lasted three
minutes and seven seconds and to attach the label "one-sided" to
the contest qualifies as the "understatement of the night." At
no time during the one and one half rounds was Hill ever
perceived to be the least bit competitive.
Peek-a-boo defense by Hill...
Serrano who came to the bout at 135, giving up six pounds to
Hill, at 141, charged from her corner at the sound of the
opening bell and commenced throwing right and left hand punches
to the head and body of her adversary, from her southpaw stance.
Hill, in response, commenced to retreat around the ring,
effecting a "peek-a-boo" defense, both gloves positioned high on
either side of her face, retreating as best she could from
Serrano's onslaught. This pattern continued for the entirety of
the first two minutes. In fairness, Hill may have, at times,
thrown a few punches, but the blows were so ineffective against
the ever advancing Serrano, that Hill's attempt at an offense
went largely unnoticed.
During the one minute break between rounds, referee Sammie
Viruet talked with the Hill corner, seemingly urging the fighter
show more offense. As a result, Hill began the second round by
throwing some left jabs at the still charging Serrano, but this
tactic was met by a fusillade of return fire from Serrano in the
middle of the ring, prompting Hill to devolve back to her
opening round strategy of retreat and cover up. Serrano, sensing
the end was near, proceeded to "walk down" the Little Rock
fighter, repeatedly driving Hill into the ropes and finally into
a neutral corner where Serrano unleashed a two fisted attack
that prompted Viruet to step in and mercifully stop the bout.
Serrano, upon the arbiter's signal, stepped back to the middle
of the ring, looked out towards the large contingent of fans who
had followed her to Queens and shrugged her shoulders in a "what
else did you expect" gesture that, in some way, served as a
fitting epilogue to the slightly more than three minutes of what
could only, charitably, be called a fight.
Serrnao raised her record to 19-1-1, while Hill dropped to